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North Las Vegas Clinic Celebrates Federal Funding

North Las Vegas Clinic Celebrates Federal Funding

 

A family health clinic in North Las Vegas is re-introducing itself to the neighborhood after getting some help.

The North Las Vegas Family Health Center and WIC North Las Vegas recently received funding from the federal government, which was used for building upgrades.

The open house held Thursday showed off some of those upgrades and gave the nonprofit to talk to the community about services.

"The company's mission statement is to provide quality care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. So, we do see Medicaid patients. We accept most private insurances, and we see patients who don't have insurance. We have a great sliding fee program which allows patients to pay based on their ability to pay," Dr. Tamina Winn-McMillan, a pediatrician at the clinic, said.

North Las Vegas Health Fair Focusing on Diabetes

North Las Vegas Health Fair Focusing on Diabetes

 

North Las Vegas hopes to help combat obesity and diabetes with a health fair this weekend.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Prentiss Walker Memorial Park and Pool, 1509 June Avenue, people from around the community will get a chance to learn about preventing and managing diabetes.

There will be games and exercise activities, informational presentations, vendors, music and refreshments.

The health fair is part of the city's effort to advance a statewide plan to reduce the burden of diabetes and obesity on state health services. The disease is the leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic lower-limb amputations.

According to the Nevada State Health Division, the prevalence of diabetes has increased from 4.2 percent of the population in 1996 to 7.9 percent in 2009.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that by 2050 as many as 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. could have diabetes if the trend continues.

North Las Vegas Hosting HIV/AIDS Awareness Event

North Las Vegas Hosting HIV/AIDS Awareness Event

 

The city of North Las Vegas will be observing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a special event Friday.

From 4 to 7 p.m. at F.A.M.E. Church, city officials will be offering free HIV testing and information on the disease. They will also be screening the movie "Endgame: AIDS in Black America," along with serving food.

City officials will also be honoring youth health educators and pastors from around southern Nevada who have worked to teach their community about HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

Open House for New North Las Vegas Health Clinic

Open House for New North Las Vegas Health Clinic

 

The Southern Nevada Health District held an open house Wednesday for its new health clinic in North Las Vegas.

The clinic is located at 955 West Craig Road, Suite 103D, which is near Revere Street. People can get childhood immunizations, school and college mandated vaccinations, flu shots, and immunization records. There is also a kiosk for food safety training for people getting their health cards.

“We are thrilled to have the health district’s new public health center in North Las Vegas. It is so important for our residents to have access to services and there is a tremendous need in our community,” said North Las Vegas City Councilwoman Anita Wood, who represents the City of North Las Vegas on the District Board of Health.

The health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

 

Additional Southern Nevada Health District service sites include:

RTC Launch Express Service to VA Medical Center

RTC Launch Express Service to VA Medical Center

 

The new multi-million dollar Veterans Medical Center opens Tuesday and starting next week the Regional Transportation Commission has launched an express way to get to the center from downtown Las Vegas.

The RTC started a commuter bus route from downtown to the facility in North Las Vegas August 14. Right now, the medical center is outside the RTC’s fixed-route, residential service area. However, the transportation commission worked with the Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System to offer the transportation option.

The new express line, known as DVX, will offer limited-stop service between the Bonneville Transit Center, a new park and ride location at the Cannery Casino & Hotel and the VA Medical Center. The new service will offer free rides from August 26 through September 1. After September 1, the fare rates will be $2 for a one-way ride.

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools: