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Washoe County's Health Rankings and New Online Community Health Dashboard to be Released March 20

- From the Northern Nevada Public Health Newsroom -

 

Reno/Sparks, Nev. (March 18, 2024) –– Northern Nevada Public Health and Truckee Meadows Tomorrow invite the media and community members to an in-person event unveiling the latest national county health rankings to learn more about how Washoe County ranks and the health issues facing the community. The event is part of the national County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program, which assesses data annually across a multitude of factors that affect people’s opportunities to live healthy lives, as well as community health outcomes in Nevada and across the country.


After a presentation of the findings, NNPH and our partner Truckee Meadows Tomorrow will unveil a new online community health dashboard that presents up-to-date information on key community health indicators, including mental health, social determinants of health and access to care.


What: Release of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps & Online Community Health Dashboard


When: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Where: Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. 9th St., Building A, Reno, Nev. and virtual. Interested individuals can register here.


The community health dashboard is inspired by the Community Health Assessment (CHA) report, a comprehensive overview of health-related statistical and community data, completed every three years to serve as a resource for those working to improve health outcomes. The latest Washoe County 2022-2025 Community Health Assessment, published by NNPH, can be read online.


“The CHA is an incredibly valuable tool for policy makers, researchers, journalists, and even the general public, but it’s dense,” said Julia Ratti, Director of Programs and Projects at NNPH. “This dashboard takes much of the information and data compiled and used for the CHA and updates data sets regularly in a more accessible format, in order to provide the community with the most recent, real-time information.”

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) is hosting the dashboard on its community data portal, Nevada Tomorrow, alongside dozens of its other community-centric data sets. Data is presented in a visually appealing way, using icons to communicate trends and comparisons quickly and easily.


“This dashboard furthers our mission of providing accurate, timely and objective community quality of life data to our residents, and I couldn’t be happier to be a partner on this initiative,” said Kylie Rowe, Executive Director of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow.

Residents are encouraged to explore the online dashboard and find more information about community demographics and socioeconomic factors, social determinants of health, types of illness-reducing behaviors, and rates of illness and disease, among others.


Registration for the in-person event on March 20 is required and can be done online here.


For Northern Nevada Public Health media inquiries, email health-media@nnph.org.


For Truckee Meadows Tomorrow media inquiries, contact Rachel Gattuso, APR at rachel@gattusocoalition.com or (775) 336-9453.


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The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps is an initiative of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of the initiative is to improve health outcomes for all and to close the health disparities between those with the most and least opportunities for good health. More information here.


Please note the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health on Aug. 31, 2023. More information is here.


About Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH)

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making District Board of Health. NNPH consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.


About Truckee Meadows Tomorrow

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving Northern Nevada as the vital hub for quality of life data. For more than 30 years, TMT has collaborated with educators, businesses, policymakers, community leaders and residents in and around Washoe County to define measurable and actionable quality of life indicators. TMT provides free access to data for better informed decisions to improve regional quality of life. Learn more at truckeemeadowstomorrow.org and access data at nevadatomorrow.org.

 



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