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Nevada Public Health Foundation (NPHF) is a 501(c)(3) education organization serving as an essential public health partner in identifying opportunities, mobilizing resources, and delivering programs to build a healthy future for Nevada.

Our vision is for a healthy future for all Nevada communities and the people who live in them.

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FDA issues warning about certain flea and tick treatments

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Drugged puppies blamed for spreading diarrhea superbugs in multi-state outbreak

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If you have been sexually assaulted and are struggling, call the Crisis Call Center's Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) at (775) 221-7600. SASS staff and volunteers are here for you 24/7.

Today, one of her captors was released from jail. This is Elizabeth Smart’s message about being at peace with her past and finding her power back.

Speaker: Elizabeth Smart
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2 weeks ago

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Clark County, Nevada
#ClarkCounty Commissioners Jim Gibson, Susan Brager and Marilyn Kirkpatrick joined representatives from the Nevada Coalition for #SuicidePrevention in presenting a proclamation and turning the lights on the "Welcome to Fabulous Las #Vegas" sign purple in recognition of
#WorldSuicidePreventionDay. The month of September is also National #SuicidePrevention Month. The Nevada Governor's Residence in Carson City is also going to be adorned in purple lights.

“Sadly, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Nevada and nationally, as about 45,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the United States,” Commissioner Jim Gibson said.

Nevada is the only state in the nation that has seen a reduction in its suicide rate. The message today from commissioners and the coaltion is that help is available for those who are contemplating suicide or know someone who is. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is 1-800-273-8255, the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention has a website at www.nvsuicideprevention.org. They are also holidng an awareness walk on Saturday, September 15 at Bob Miller Middle School in Henderson. Registration begins at 7:30 in the morning for those interested.
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We could not be more proud to announce that our Executive Director, Rota Rosaschi, received the Northern Nevada Healthcare Volunteer Award last night from Nevada Business Magazine. You can read all about Rota’s accomplishments leading up to this distinguished award here: www.nevadabusiness.com/…/thirteenth-annual-healthc…/

Pictured: Trudy Larson , M.D. Dean of School of Community Health Sciences at UNR, Rota Rosaschi, Executive Director of Nevada Public Health Foundation, Kara Mays, Assistant Director of Development for The Orvis School of Nursing; School of Community Health Sciences; School of Social Work at UNR.
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How one scientist was able to prevent a national public health crisis by privileging facts over opinions, and patience over short-cuts: ... See MoreSee Less

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