Chronic Disease Prevention Resources For Health Care Providers

Chronic Disease Resources

Preventable chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease continue to be leading causes of death. The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) provides free programs and resources including the Walk Around Nevada and the Nutrition Challenge, online programs and mobile apps to help individuals engage in healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk for developing chronic diseases.  SNHD also offers free diabetes self-management education classes.  Classes are recognized by the American Diabetes Association and are intended for people who have prediabetes or diabetes. Healthcare providers can refer patients to self-management classes here.

You can use our referral forms in English or Spanish to refer your patients to these resources.


Heart & Stroke Toolkits and Resources

Heart disease and stroke continue to be among the top causes of death in Nevada. Heart disease is the leading cause of death, while stroke is the fifth leading cause. Below are resources addressing heart disease, stroke, and high-blood pressure for providers.

Diabetes Toolkits and Resources


Tobacco Prevention Resources

The use of tobacco products is a major chronic disease risk factor. As a health care provider, you have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to reducing tobacco use among Southern Nevada residents. Below are some resources you may find helpful.


Obesity Prevention Resources

More than two-thirds of U.S. adults and almost one-third of children and adolescents have overweight or obesity. Obesity is a chronic and complex disease with multiple factors including physical and social determinants of health.  Healthcare providers play a critical role in supporting healthy growth as well as prevention and treatment of obesity. The following resources may be helpful for healthcare providers.

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