There are many factors that contribute to the health status of Carson City, both positive and negative. These include the challenges of living in a rural area, Nevada’s unique culture, the physical environment, and the condition of the Local Public Health System (LPHS). In 2013, United Health Foundation ranked Nevada 37th in the nation for overall public health. Nevada continues to be challenged by poor public health per-person spending, low high school graduation rates and increased violent crime. However, Nevada has witnessed a low prevalence in binge drinking, moderate prevalence of diabetes and a low incidence of infectious diseases. Carson City Health and Human Services, in collaboration with community partners, hopes to improve Nevada’s health rankings by focusing on improving the health of the Carson City community.

 


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In the fall of 2010, Carson City Health and Human Services collaborated with many community partners to identify the public health needs of our community. The results were compiled into a comprehensive Carson City Community Health Assessment (CHA).

Following the Community Health Assessment (CHA), many of the same partners gathered to publish the Carson City Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) in June 2012. This document outlines action steps to improve the health of Carson City’s residents.

Subcommittees Have Been Developed to Take Action on the Following Priority Areas:

Access to Health Information

Health Issue A: Improving Access to Health Information – Health Resources in Carson City
Subcommittee Lead: Kathy Bartosz, Partnership Carson City

Health Issue B: Improving Access to Health Information – Health Data from Community Partners
Subcommittee Lead: Kathy Bartosz, Partnership Carson City

Health Issue C: Improving Access to Health Care – Oral Health
Subcommittee Lead: Position Vacant

Health Issue D: Improving Access to Health Care, Mental Health
Subcommittee Lead: Susie Whitman, Carson Tahoe Health

Chronic Disease Prevention

Health Issue E: Type II Diabetes
Subcommittee Lead: Sandy Wartgow, Carson City Health and Human Services

Health Issue F: Smoking/Tobacco Cessation
Subcommittee Lead: Sandy Wartgow, Carson City Health and Human Services

Health Issue G: Obesity
Subcommittee Lead: Sandy Wartgow, Carson City Health and Human Services

Lifestyle and Behaviors

Health Issue H: Teen Pregnancy
Subcommittee Lead: Valerie Cauhape, Carson City Health and Human Services

Health Issue I: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Subcommittee Lead: Valerie Cauhape, Carson City Health and Human Services

Health Issue J: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Subcommittee Lead: Kathy Bartosz, Partnership Carson City

Health Issue K: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Access
Subcommittee Lead: Cortney Bloomer, Carson City Health and Human Services

 


We Are in Need of Subcommittee Leads and Workgroup Members!

Find out how you can help improve the health of the Carson City community by calling (775) 283-7900 or sending an email to CCHHSinfo@carson.org!

 


What is the health department’s role?

Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) has developed a five-year strategic plan. The Strategic Plan outlines strategies to improve the health needs of the community. Click here to view the CCHHS Strategic Plan!

 


Documents

Carson City Community Health Assessment – June 2012 (Full)
Carson City Community Health Improvement Plan -  Updated December 2014

CHIP Quarterly Progress Reports

January 2015 Quarterly Progress Report
April 2015 Quarterly Progress Report

 


Useful Links

2013 Carson Tahoe Health System Community Health Needs Assessment

Health Data Resources