Partners for a Healthy Nevada

Southern Nevada's Obesity Prevention Coalition

Formed in 2006, Partners for a Healthy Nevada (PHN) is an obesity prevention coalition in Southern Nevada. The coalition offers networking, information sharing, and advocacy opportunities for all members. Members participate in community projects and activities that encourage obesity prevention strategies and reduce obesity bias and stigma. Membership is free and open to any organization or individual that has an interest in obesity prevention or treatment.

2024 Meeting Calendar

22 February

February 2024 Obesity Prevention Coalition Meeting

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Southern Nevada Health District
280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

1 January

August 2024 Obesity Prevention Coalition Meeting

Date, Time, and Location To Be Determined

For more information, contact

Nicole W. Bungum
bungum@snhd.org
(702) 759-1270

Partners for a Healthy Nevada

Community Impact

1. Community Outreach

Each year, Partners for a Healthy Nevada (PHN) participates in and supports at least one community event to share resources and information with and engage the community on obesity-related topics. PHN has also organized and sponsored educational presentations for public health professionals and the public on obesity-related topics.

2. Community Speakers Bureau

The purpose of the PHN Speakers Bureau is to provide education and outreach on the topics of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. The Speakers Bureau includes a full directory of PHN members available to share their expertise with the community.

PHN speakers come from many different areas of professional expertise. Their presentations are available to community groups and organizations free of charge.

Please contact your desired speaker directly to schedule a presentation. Availability may vary, so it’s best to contact speakers at least one month in advance of your event. Speakers are available to address groups of 15 or more people.

Barragan, David, RD, LD
Health Educator II
Southern Nevada Health District
Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 759-1270
barragan@snhd.org
Areas of Expertise: Nutrition, physical activity, diabetes prevention and self-management. *Spanish Speaking*

Bungum, Tim DrPH
Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Community Health
4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453064
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3050
(702) 895-4986
tim.bungum@unlv.edu
Area of Expertise: Physical Activity Behavior and Determinants, Epidemiology, Pedestrian Safety

Byrne, Ciara
Co-CEO
Green Our Planet
6795 Edmond St.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-624-8912
ciara@greenourplanet.org
Area of Expertise: School Gardens, STEAM Education

Del Vecchio, Claudia BS, CDN, CWP, CPT
Certified Nutrition Educator, Personal Trainer, Health Coach
YMCA Centennial Hills
6601 N. Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89131
702-478-9622
cdelvecchio@lasvegasymca.org
Area of Expertise: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Haboush-Deloye, Amanda, PhD
Associate Director and Director of Programs for PCANV
UNLV Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy
702-895-1040 (Main) 702-895-5908 (Direct)
amanda.haboush@unlv.edu
Area of Expertise: Childhood obesity, eating disorders, mental health, child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse

Lindsay, Anne, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
8050 Paradise Rd., Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89123
702-940-5434
alindsay@unr.edu
Area of Expertise: Physical activity across the lifespan, Early childhood obesity prevention, health, weight, eating and body issues for young women, Substance abuse and health for women and young girls

Mazzullo, Natalie, MEd
Sanford Center for Aging/UNR Extension
702-948-5911
nmazzullo@unr.edu
Expertise: Healthy Aging

Meacham, Mindy, BS, CHES
Health Educator II
Southern Nevada Health District
Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
702-759-1270
meacham@snhdmail.org
Expertise: Community Physical Activity Programs

Melendrez, Jose
UNLV School of Public Health
Nevada Minority Health & Equity Coalition
702-895-5604
jose.melendrez@unlv.edu
Expertise: Minority Health, Health Equity, Community Partnerships

Pattasema, Pitchaya, MPPD, RDN
Health Educator
Southern Nevada Health District
Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 759-1270
pattasema@snhd.org
Area of Expertise: Nutrition, obesity prevention and management, food systems strategies, food access

Pickney, Jereme
SUE Fitness
5625 S. Rainbow Blvd. #J
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-979-7658
jlee@suefitness.com
Area of Expertise: Fitness and nutrition training
Sapp, Eugene
SUE Fitness
5625 S. Rainbow Blvd. #J
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702-979-7658
esapp@suefitness.com
Area of Expertise: Fitness and nutrition training

Rucker, Will, MA
Chronic Disease Self-Management Leader, Tobacco Cessation Trainer, Life Coach
Winning With Will – Speaking and Coaching Services
248-388-0258
Will@winningwithwill.com
Area of Expertise: Body, Mind, Spirit Connection; Goal Setting and Planning, Mindfulness, Meditation, General Holistic Wellness, Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Dependence

Wiener, Valerie, MA, MA
Retired Former State Senator, Author
(702) 221-0068
vwiener@aol.com
Area of Expertise: Childhood Obesity Legislation and Policy, Advocacy, Communications

Woodson, DeVonté
President/Founder
Greater Youth Sports Association
702-800-0847
DeVonte@greateryouthsportsNV.com
Area of Expertise: Physical activity, Exercise Benefits/Research, Youth Empowerment, Sports, Motivational Speaking 

 

 

The Speakers Bureau is provided as a community service and includes a list of partners that have expressed a willingness to provide community presentations on obesity-related topics, pending their availability. It does not constitute an endorsement of any organization or individual or their credentials or experience. If interested, please contact the individual directly to determine if they are available and if their expertise, credentials, and experience meet with your needs.

3. Advocacy Efforts

One of PHN’s primary goals is to “advocate for federal, state, and local policy, systems, and environmental changes that support obesity prevention and management strategies including physical activity, healthy eating, and health equity.” PHN members have been and are currently involved in a variety of advocacy efforts in support of that goal.

Advocacy Resources

4. School Wellness

PHN members promote school wellness and provide health and wellness programs to schools through their respective organizations. We support full implementation of the CCSD Wellness Policy (R-5157).

Resources