In 2009, United Health Foundation ranked Nevada 45th worst in the nation for overall public health, three points worse than 2008. Nevada continues to be plagued by poor public health per-person spending, poor lifestyle choices, poor access to primary care, poor immunization rates and more...
The NPHF board recently completed a planning retreat paving the way to target key health indicators for Nevada communities and the people who make Nevada their home. Our 4Word Thinking campaign will help address these critical indicators.
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.
Comprehensive literacy education, starting at birth, will provide Nevada with an educated citizenship and a globally competitive workforce. The primary purpose of the Summit is to celebrate the many literacy successes that Nevada has experienced and to enhance Nevada’s Comprehensive State Literacy Plan. It is the desire of the designers of the Literacy Summit to ensure aligned and focused work by policy makers around the state.
The Literacy Summit will focus on the challenges of birth to grade 3. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to and share ideas with a variety of state and national speakers who will provide information on child development and literacy research, details of the Nevada Comprehensive State Literacy Plan, and the use of assessments to collect and analyze early literacy data. Representatives from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) will share a state policy framework they are developing to help states plan and implement comprehensive literacy strategies to improve 3rd grade reading proficiency.
• When: May 10, 2013 from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
• Where: The Guinn Room in the Annex of the State Capitol Building, Carson City
• Who: Speakers will include Governor Sandoval, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction Rorie Fitzpatrick, and State and National experts in Early Childhood Education: Ellen Frede, Julie Pennington, Colin Usher, and Albert Wat
• Sponsored by: Governor Brian Sandoval, the National Governors Association, the Nevada Department of Education, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
In addition to participation in the Summit, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) will provide each participant with a copy of Paul Tough’s book How Children Succeed. This book will serve two purposes: 1) to provide valuable information about early education and 2) to create context that will be built upon at an Early Childhood Conference sponsored by the Governor’s Office, the NDE, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Program, and the NGA in the Fall of 2013.
Nevada Public Health Foundation invites you to join us at a one-day conference on Human Trafficking. Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers. Learn from experts in the field, such as:
Karen Hughes, Lieutenant, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Vice Section
Michon Martin, Chief Deputy Attorney General for Nevada
Elynne Greene, Victim Services Supervisor, Anti-Trafficking Movement, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Stacey Cramer, Director of the Human Trafficking Program, Las Vegas Salvation Army
Tentative topics to include:
Overview of human trafficking
Human trafficking in Nevada
Nevada laws related to human trafficking
Identifying human trafficking victims
Assisting human trafficking victims and family members
Enforcement of human trafficking
Registration Fee is $40 (plus on-line processing fee) and includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon break.
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The Public Health Rural Emergency Preparedness Summit this year is focused on Active Shooters Discussion. The Summit will feature diverse speakers to provide a broad preparedness perspective and identify some of the gaps that hinder rural counties’ ability to respond to emergencies. The Summit will provide helpful tools for preparedness planning with your community partners. The Summit will further help to build collaborations across local and state entities to build resiliency, decrease redundancy and work toward preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.