“Back to School” Family Health Festival provides free services to community members

RENO, Nev. – July 18, 2016 – In collaboration with local partners, Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities (TMHC) is hosting a Back to School Family Health Festival on Wednesday, July 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event, which brings free and low-cost services to kids, students, adults and seniors (while supplies last), will take place at Miguel Ribera Park (3295 Neil Road), at the west parking lot and the large gym.

Immunize Nevada’s Lisa Coker Accepted to American Express Leadership Program

The program offers emerging leaders from across the country an opportunity to participate in a marquis leadership development training program.

Southern Nevada Healthy People 2020 Winners Recognized

Northern Nevada Healthy People 2020 Winners Recognized

Free Childhood Vaccines Available at Baby Expo – Sunday, May 22

Reno, Nev. (May 9, 2016) — Immunize Nevada is partnering with the Washoe County Health District and Nevada WebIZ to host the Vaccination Village at the Reno/Sparks Baby Expo and Family Health Fair, presented by Renown Children’s Hospital and RGJ Media, on Sunday, May 22, from 9a.m. to 2p.m. at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Annual Event Honors Nevada Big Shots

18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards Recognizes More Winners than Ever Before

 

Silver Syringe Awards Made Possible Through Community Support

Reno, NV (May 2, 2016)— Immunize Nevada held two award ceremony dinners in April, in northern and southern Nevada, to identify outstanding individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards were held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), which brought more awareness to the work these winners strive to provide.

Elko’s Bobbi Shanks Receives Federal Recognition for Contributions to Childhood Immunization

Reno, Nev. (April 20, 2016) — Elko’s Bobbi Shanks has been named a CDC Childhood Champion for her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunization in the state of Nevada.

Shanks is the school nurse coordinator for the Elko County School District. However, because Elko County does not have a public health nurse or health district, she has worked tirelessly with a team of nurses and stakeholders to increase the access to immunizations for all children in rural northeastern Nevada. 

Nevada Infant Immunization Week – April 16-23

National Infant Immunization Week

Nevadans will join with the rest of the country to celebrate Nevada Infant Immunization Week April 16-23, when we recognize the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

18th Annual Northern Nevada Silver Syringe Awards Set for April

Immunize Nevada is holding two annual Silver Syringe Award ceremonies to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will have event locations in Reno and Las Vegas. 

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