Our health is largely determined by our community – where we live, work, learn, worship and play. Important health and economic benefits can be shared by all when communities focus on creating safe neighborhoods with easy access to healthy food and beverage options, opportunities for physical activity, clean air environments and high-quality preventive health care.
We work with many diverse programs, agencies, organizations and community coalitions to foster physical, social and policy changes that make it easier for residents and visitors to engage in healthy lifestyles.
To mobilize communities, develop innovative, evidence-based programs and advocate for policies that support healthy lifestyles, healthy communities and the elimination of health disparities.
To lead through collaboration with internal and external partners to bring innovative, creative health promotion programming to the community.
The Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion works toward the achievement of several identified health goals. These goals have been selected using health and needs assessment data for our community to ensure that they align with the health needs of Clark County residents.
Chronic Disease Prevention Goals
- Prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults
- Promote quitting (tobacco products) among Clark County residents
- Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
- Reduce and eliminate chronic disease-related health disparities
- Increase physical activity levels among Clark County residents
- Increase fruit and vegetable consumption among Clark County residents
- Increase the percentage of Clark County residents who are at a healthy weight
- Reduce soda and sugar sweetened beverage consumption among Clark County residents
- Improve health outcomes and self-management efficacy for people who have chronic disease
- Provide messages that promote healthy behaviors and link residents to existing programs and resources
Injury Prevention Goals
- Reduce drowning and submersion incidents in infants and children
- Decrease the number of suicides across the lifespan
- Reduce injuries and deaths from falls for older adults