What Health Programs and Services does the Health District provide?
Programs and Services
Based on an understanding of our community's needs, the Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) seeks to empower our community to be tobacco free, live active lifestyles, and eat nutritiously through education, collaboration, policy and evaluation.
The Immunization Program promotes public health by reducing vaccine preventable disease (VPD) through education, community outreach, policy development, subject matter expertise, and immunization delivery, with an emphasis on collaboration with community partners.
The Maternal Child Health Program strives to improve the health status of women and children by providing referrals and resources for pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, developmental screening and safe sleep. The Fetal Infant Mortality Review program looks at a variety of factors that affect the health of the mother, fetus and infant to develop a plan to decrease the rate of fetal and infant deaths in Washoe County.
The Sexual Health Program provides integrated response to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and unplanned pregnancies. This is done through prevention education, treatment, and surveillance activities that reduce the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Family Planning and Teen Health Mall services also provide pregnancy planning, contraception, and some women’s health services.
The Washoe County Health District Tuberculosis Program is dedicated to preventing the spread of tuberculosis by ensuring symptomatic persons residing in Washoe County receive prompt, thorough diagnostic evaluation for tuberculosis disease and if diagnosed with disease an effective course of treatment or if diagnosed with latent TB, encouraged to take an effective course of treatment to prevent the progression to active disease.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program, serves to safeguard the health of income eligible pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding education and support, referrals to health care and other community programs.
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Washoe County Health District
1001 East Ninth Street, Building B
Reno, NV 89512