Many factors contribute to the health 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, the United Health Foundation ranked Nevada 37th in the nation for overall public health. We continue to be challenged by poor public health per-person spending, low high-school graduation rates and increased violence.
Carson City Health & Human Services leads Nevada’s efforts to achieve public health accreditation by assessing the community’s health, implementing health intervention strategies and increasing awareness.