Public Health

NACO supports each Nevada county to fulfill their unique vision for a healthy, thriving, resilient community

Public Health In Nevada

Public health is the science of promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Optimizing public health capacity and infrastructure is vital to the physical, mental, and economic health of a community. Counties work to increase public health funding to match community needs – recognizing that funding is limited we strive to increase direct federal funding to local governments and partner with the State of Nevada as counties deliver local services.

County governments continually innovate, collaborate, and work diligently to respond to the public health needs of their communities, including delivering much of the initial frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing efforts to support opioid recovery across the state. With local knowledge of their own community needs, assets, and networks, county governments are ideally situated to make impactful improvements in public health infrastructure, maximize efficiency, and promote public trust in community health promotion initiatives.

NACO provides the following navigation and supports to counties:

Available Resources:

Opioid Recovery in Nevada

As signatories to the One Nevada Agreement, county governments and their community partners across the state are mobilizing to conduct opioid recovery needs assessments and to develop programs and services tailored to the needs of their communities. NACO supports this work by providing coordination and assistance in developing county opioid needs assessments, resource navigation, guidance on national models and interventions, and coordination with state data analysts and support services.

Available Resources:

For more information, contact:

Amy Hyne-Sutherland, PhD
Public Health Coordinator
Nevada Association of Counties
P: 775-883-7867

Our Phone

(775) 883-7863

Our Location

304 South Minnesota Street
Carson City, NV 89703

Our Email