UnitedHealthcare Breaks Down Skin Protection Facts and Myths

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Summer is in full swing and temperatures across Nevada are soaring this month. With a heat dome stagnating over the western United States and temperatures easily topping 100 degrees, Nevadans should consider how best to protect their skin against the increased sun exposure.

Every year, more people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. While the blazing hot temperatures set the stage for summer fun, it is important to remember that most skin cancer is associated with sun exposure. Knowing how to protect your skin from the sun may have a lasting impact on your health, especially in Las Vegas.

In order to help Nevadans beat the heat. Dr. Laurine Tibaldi, Chief Medical Officer of Health Plan of Nevada is breaking down the common facts and misconceptions on how to best take care of your skin this summer.

Fact: Your sunscreen should have UVA and UVB protection.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, two types of ultraviolet light are linked to skin cancer. Ultraviolet A rays are present all day and can cause skin aging and wrinkling, while Ultraviolet B rays are strongest during peak hours (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and can cause sunburns.

Myth: One application of sunscreen lasts all day.
While SPF can act as a measure of the amount of sunburn protection provided by sunscreens, there are many factors that can affect its effectiveness including solar exposure time, solar intensity, and time of day. Sunscreen should be reapplied at least every two hours throughout the day, and must be reapplied immediately after swimming, toweling off, or excessive sweating.

Myth: You should use the highest SPF possible.
You may be surprised to learn that higher SPF does not always mean better protection. You may not need anything higher than SPF 30 if you’re applying generously and often. This is because, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, SPF 30 protects against 97% of the sun’s rays, while SPF 50 increases that just a bit – to 98%.

Fact: You can get sun damage on a cloudy day.
One of the most common mistakes people make is forgetting about incidental sun exposure. Your skin is still soaking up UV rays even on cloudy days or while driving with the windows down. To help protect skin in such situations put sunscreen on first thing in the morning, even if you aren’t thinking about going outside. Be consistent.

Myth: Sunscreen is better than covering up.
While sunscreen is vital and should be used, staying covered up is essential in combatting skin damage. Wear lightweight, tightly woven hats, shirts, and pants. Combine sunscreen and sun- protective clothing

Desert Hope Treatment Center Promotes Kristin Berg to Executive Director

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Desert Hope Treatment Center, a leading addiction treatment provider in Las Vegas, is proud to announce the promotion of Kristin Berg to the position of Executive Director. With over 15 years of experience in the Las Vegas behavioral health industry, and dual certification as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Supervisor, Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role. For the last three years, she has also played an integral part in Desert Hope’s community impact, first as the Director of Admissions and Operations and most recently as Chief Operating Officer.

In her new position, Kristin oversees operations at Desert Hope’s inpatient and outpatient locations. Under Kristin’s leadership, the center has already achieved significant milestones, including being designated a Veterans Center of Excellence by American Addiction Centers, recognized by Help.org as one of the best rehabs in Las Vegas for its diverse therapies and services, and highly rated by patients in their reviews.

“Desert Hope has been a community staple since 2013, and it’s an honor to lead such a dedicated team of professionals,” said Kristin Berg. “When other treatment centers have come and gone, Desert Hope has remained steadfast, offering high-end care to people of all walks of life, including the underserved population that often doesn’t have access to this quality of services. The compassion and expertise of our team are unmatched in this community.”

The medical team at Desert Hope Treatment Center has decades of experience helping people recover from addiction with four physicians, 40 registered nurses, and more than 20 counselors. Services include individual and group therapy, medical detoxification, family counseling, and aftercare planning, all designed to support long-term recovery. The center also emphasizes the importance of mental health, offering treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions.

“I’m excited about the future of Desert Hope and our commitment to be a market leader for years to come,” said Kristin.

Kristin also holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Phoenix and an Executive Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

For more information about Desert Hope Treatment Centers and their services, please visit http://www.deserthopetreatment.com.

About Desert Hope Treatment Center:
Desert Hope Treatment Center treats patients who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. For more information, visit deserthopetreatment.com.

ER at Blue Diamond to Host Junior Docs Event

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The ER at Blue Diamond is proud to host Junior Docs, a one-hour event designed to introduce children ages 8 to 11 to the medical field, on August 1, 2024, from 9 to 10 a.m. at 9217 S. Cimarron Road (cross street Blue Diamond).

Created by Las Vegas resident Kamalisha Green, the Junior Docs experience includes a:

  • Junior Docs Lab featuring Grabby Germs & Learning about the Emergency department
  • Meet an ER Doctor & ER Nurse
  • ER Tour
  • Refreshments & Gift

Registration is required and is open to the first 16 students by visiting: Juniordocsprogram@gmail.com

If you need to cancel, please email Juniordocsprogram@gmail.com so another child participate.

Green developed the collaborative program to help area students explore the many aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) and building science sense and confidence.

“We’re excited to host Junior Docs at our location,” said Jim Holtz, manager of the ER at Blue Diamond. “There are so many opportunities in the medical field, whether it’s nursing, imaging, laboratory medical technician or an emergency medicine physician, and we’re looking forward to introducing the new generation to the possibilities.”

For more information, contact Kamalisha Green at Juniordocsprogram@gmail.com.

About The ER at Blue Diamond
Located in southwest Las Vegas, The ER at Blue Diamond is an extension of Spring Valley Hospital, offering emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ER includes patient care areas, X-ray and CT capabilities and an on-site laboratory. It is certified as a Heart Attack Ready and Stroke Ready facility by the American Heart Association/The Joint Commission.

ThrivePoint Academy Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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ThrivePoint Academy, an alternative education high school dedicated to serving students that are not finding success in a traditional  school setting, is opening its doors for the 2024-2025 school year in Las Vegas. This charter school will offer personalized attention and flexible schedules to students (up to age 21) who need to recover credits, as well as provide opportunities for real-world learning experiences such as internships and community service projects.

To mark the occasion, ThrivePoint Academy is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 10, which will feature speakers and tours of the new charter school campus. Speakers include ThrivePoint founders Tim and Shannon Smith, ThrivePoint Nevada’s Principal Vincent Medina, Mayor Pro Tem Brian Knudsen, and other local dignitaries.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Nurses Add New Credentials

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Comprehensive Cancer Centers nurses Stacy Fritts and Tiffany Hudson recently passed nursing examinations. All five completed the Oncology Nursing (OCN) examination, signifying a depth of knowledge that enables quick recognition of problems and initiation of evidence-based action, well beyond an entry-level understanding. In addition, nurse practitioner, Michelle Bigg completed the Advanced Oncology Nursing (AOCNP) certification examination signifying she has specialty knowledge and an advanced practice role in oncology nursing.

Heat Safety Tips from The Valley Health System

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With the excessive heat warning underway, health professionals of The Valley Health System urge all Southern Nevada residents and tourists to protect their health during the summer months, and to take immediate steps when heat illness occurs.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
    * A child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s body temperature.
    * Heat stroke begins when the core body temperature reaches about 104 degrees.
    * A child can die when their body temperature reaches 107 degrees.
    Source: Child Heatstroke Prevention: Prevent Hot Car Deaths | NHTSA
  • Prevent Hot Car Deaths and Look Before You Lock – Never leave a child unattended. Check your entire vehicle before locking the doors. Have your childcare provider call if your child doesn’t show up as expected. Place a personal item like your purse or workbag in the backseat to look before you lock the car and walk away. Source: Child Heatstroke Prevention: Prevent Hot Car Deaths | NHTSA
  • Some medications may cause you to be more susceptible to the heat. Listen to your body and don’t push yourself. According to the Centers for Disease Control, medications can contribute to heat sensitivity in multiple ways, including reduced thirst sensation, interfering with the body’s thermoregulation, impaired sweating, reduced blood vessel dilation, electrolyte imbalance, increased risk of fainting or falls, and increased skin sensitivity to the sun. Source: Heat and Medications – Guidance for Clinicians (cdc.gov)
  • Stay inside during the hottest parts of the day; run your errands in the early morning or later evening.
  • If you are outside, wear light-colored, loose fitting clothing, a hat and sunscreen. Protect your feet by using sunscreen and wearing water shoes or flip flops.
  • Cool your car as much as possible. Crack the windows for ventilation. Cover your steering wheel and car seats so they are cooler to touch. Protect your hands when touching door handles or opening/closing the trunks.
  • The very young and the elderly are more susceptible to heat; keep a close watch on younger children and create a communication plan with older relatives and friends so they know how to reach you in case of emergencies.
  • Protect your skin. Wear hats or use umbrellas to fend off the harsh sun rays. Replenish sunscreen to avoid sunburns. Be sure to apply sunscreen to scalps, tips of ears, tops of feet and whatever your clothes or bathing suit doesn’t cover. Don’t forget the back of your neck, arms and legs.
  • Schedule hydration breaks throughout the day. When playing outdoors, it’s important to take water breaks every 20 to 30 minutes. Because our perspiration evaporates so quickly in Southern Nevada, we may not be aware of our water loss, so set the alarm on your phone to remind you to take a drink. Always bring extra water when running errands.
  • Think before you drink. Water is the best source to rehydrate your body and, if you are actively exercising, sports beverages can help replace the salt and minerals lost during exercise. Alcohol and soda can dehydrate the body, so sip those in moderation during the summer months.  Take advantage of water-based foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, zucchini and tomatoes to keep hydrated.
  • Beat the heat and stay cooler by seeking shade, wearing a hat or carrying an umbrella, placing a cold towel around your neck and behind your knees, running your wrists under cold water, sitting in front of a fan, jumping in a swimming pool or taking a cool bath or shower.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat illness:
  • Heat exhaustion:
    • muscle cramping
    • heavy sweating
    • weakness
    • cold, pale and clammy skin
    • a fast pulse
    • nausea or vomiting.
  • What to do: immediately take steps to cool down the body and if they don’t feel better, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Heat stroke
    • a body temperature above 103 degrees
    • hot, red, dry or moist skin
    • a rapid pulse
    • confusion / altered mental status
    • possible unconsciousness.
  • What to do: Immediate medical attention required. Call 911. Take steps to cool the body but do not give the person fluids.

About The Valley Health System
The Valley Health System is comprised of acute care and specialty hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, outpatient services and physician practices, caring for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding communities. The Valley Health System offers a wide range of healthcare services including emergency care, surgical services, advanced cardiovascular and advanced neurological care, women’s health, maternity and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, orthopedics, pediatrics, oncology, weight loss surgery, acute rehabilitation, psychiatric services, wound care, and outpatient therapy.

Health District Offers Back to School Vaccinations

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Students can receive immunizations at locations across the Valley

 The school year begins Monday, August 12, and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is reminding parents and guardians to ensure their children are immunized before the school year starts.  SNHD encourages parents and guardians to beat the back-to-school rush and make an appointment now for their kindergartners, 7th and 12th graders at one of its immunization clinics for their mandatory school vaccines.

The Clark County School District (CCSD) requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling in school: chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (DTaP and Tdap), quadrivalent meningitis, and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). Parents who recently moved to Nevada should note hepatitis A vaccination is required in the state. Immunizations that were up to date in other states, that do not require hepatitis A vaccination, might not be current in Nevada.

Students enrolled in the 12th grade in Nevada public, private, or charter schools must receive the meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) prior to the start of the 2024-2025 school year. MenACWY is also required for students entering 7th grade and for students entering the 8th through 12th grades who are new to Nevada schools, including private or charter schools, and CCSD. In addition, 7th-graders must receive their tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. For more information on required vaccinations, visit CCSD’s Student Enrollment Process for vaccination requirements.

Mandatory back-to-school vaccinations, as well as recommended vaccinations, are available at the following SNHD locations by appointment only:

  • Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (closed noon – 1 p.m.)

Special back-to-school dates and times at this location:

Fridays: August 2 and August 9, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: August 10, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 2950 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Tuesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.)

Special back-to-school dates and times at this location:

Mondays: July 29; August 5 and August 12, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Henderson Public Health Center, 220 E. Horizon Dr., Ste. A, Henderson, NV 89015

Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Mesquite Public Health Center, 150 N. Yucca St., Mesquite, NV 89027

Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.)

To make an appointment, call (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info/bts.

SNHD accepts most insurance plans. Not all immunizations are covered by insurance. Vaccine costs vary based on the type of immunization required. In addition to the vaccine costs, SNHD charges an administration fee of $22 per person for one vaccine and $10 for each additional vaccine. For more information, visit www.snhd.info/bts.

Mandated back to school vaccinations will also be available at the CCSD Family Support Center, 1720 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89104, as follows:

  • July 10, July 17, July 24 and July31, 8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Immunizations at the CCSD Family Support Center will be provided at no cost, and appointments are not necessary.

Back-to-school immunizations for students 11-18 years of age (Tdap, MenACWY and HPV) are available at the following locations. Parents and guardians of children younger than 11, can make appointments by calling (702) 759-0850 or visiting www.snhd.info/bts.

Fremont Public Health Center, 2830 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89104

  • Tuesday – Friday, July 30 – August 15, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Open to students ages 11 – 18
  • Appointments are required; call (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info/bts.

Boulevard Mall (in El Mercado), 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Suites 208-210, Las Vegas, NV 89169

  • August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Open to students ages 11 – 18
  • Appointments are required; call (702) 759-1910 or visit www.snhd.info/bts.

Parents vaccinating a child at an SNHD clinic should bring immunization records. Parents who cannot locate immunization records should contact their health care provider. If their children were immunized in Nevada, parents can also visit Nevada WebIZ, a statewide immunization registry, at https://izrecord.nv.gov/public/Application/PublicPortal or call Nevada WebIZ at (775) 684-5954. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child; however, written consent must be provided to SNHD from the parent or guardian at the time of service.

SNHD also offers vaccinations that are recommended for children, but not required by CCSD. These include Meningitis B (MenB), human papillomavirus (HPV) and COVID-19.

  • MenB is a rare type of bacterial meningitis, which causes swelling in the membranes and fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. All teens may get the MenB vaccine, preferably at 16-18 years old, in order to prevent this uncommon but serious illness for teens and young adults.  Parents should discuss the risk and benefits with their vaccine provider.
  • HPV is a common virus that infects children, adolescents and adults, and can cause cancers later in life. Approximately 13 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year.
  • The virus that causes COVID-19 is always changing, and protection from COVID-19 vaccines declines over time. The COVID-19 vaccination continues to protect children against severe disease and hospitalization.

For more information about MenB, HPV or COVID-19, or to schedule a vaccination, visit Immunization Clinic – Southern Nevada Health District or call (702) 759-0850.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Five New West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Clark County

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Health District urges people to Fight the Bite this holiday weekend and throughout the summer 

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting five new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total to seven. Three patients — a female over the age of 60, and two males under the age of 50, were diagnosed with the neuroinvasive form of the illness. All three patients were hospitalized and are recovering. A male and female, both under the age of 50, had the non-neuroinvasive form of the illness. Both patients have recovered.

As of June 27, 267 mosquito pools (8,578 mosquitoes from 36 ZIP codes) tested positive for West Nile virus. Fifteen mosquito pools, (447 mosquitoes from six ZIP codes) tested positive for the virus that causes St. Louis encephalitis.

Public health officials continue to encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves. The risk of mosquito-borne illnesses can be reduced through preventive measures. The Health District’s Fight the Bite campaign calls on people to:

  • Eliminate Standing Water: Remove breeding sources around their homes. Aedes aegypti breed in small containers that collect rain or irrigation water, such as children’s toys, wheelbarrows and plant saucers, and even bottle caps.
  • Prevent Mosquito Bites: Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent. Wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Report Mosquito Activity: Call the Health District’s surveillance program at (702) 759-1633. To report a green pool, people should contact their local code enforcement agency.

Both St. Louis Encephalitis and West Nile virus are spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Most people infected with the virus will not develop symptoms and their cases will go unreported. Some people may develop a neuroinvasive form of the illnesses that cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord).

In addition to taking precautions to prevent mosquito bites, the Health District reminds the public of the dangers posed by extreme heat:

  • Drink water even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Limit intake of alcoholic beverages.
  • Always carry plenty of water with you and a mobile phone.
  • Remember to “look before you lock.” Children should never be left alone in a vehicle for any amount of time, even for a quick errand or quick trip into the home.
  • Remember to never leave pets unattended in a car.
  • Dress for hot weather. Clothing that is loose, lightweight and light-colored reflects heat and sunlight.
  • Use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect against sunburn and skin cancer.
  • Look in on friends and family, especially the elderly who may need help adjusting to the heat.
  • Limit errands and outdoor activities to before noon or in the evening to avoid being out during the hottest part of the day.
  • Updated cooling station information is available at https://helphopehome.org/get-help/.

Health District Fight the Bite tips and resources are available at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/programs/mosquito-surveillance/mosquito-bite-prevention/ or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/mosquitoes/prevention/index.html.

The Health District’s seasonal mosquito surveillance reports are available at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/programs/mosquito-surveillance/arbovirus-update/.

More information and extreme heat resources are available at www.SNHD.info/BeattheHeatSNV 

Previously released news releases regarding mosquito surveillance updates and extreme heat are linked below:

June 26, 2024: First confirmed West Nile virus cases of the season reported

June 10, 2024: More West Nile virus positive mosquitoes found in Southern Nevada

May 24, 2024: Early detection of West Nile Virus mosquitoes in Southern Nevada

June 3, 2024: Safety Tips Offered for Upcoming Heat Warning

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Nevada Entrepreneurs Invited to Pitch Products for Spot on Walmart or Sam’s Club Shelves

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Walmart’s Open Call Provides Business owners the Opportunity to become Walmart suppliers and reach millions of new customers with their U.S.-made products.

This week, Walmart began accepting applications for its 11th annual Open Call event, inviting small business owners and entrepreneurs across the U.S. to apply for the opportunity to pitch their products to be sold on Walmart or Sam’s Club shelves or on Walmart.com and SamsClub.com. Applications are open until July 15, 2024.
Open Call is central to Walmart’s $350 billion commitment to bolster U.S. manufacturing by sourcing shelf-ready products that are made, grown or assembled in the U.S. Open Call 2024 will be held on September 24 and 25, leading up to Manufacturing Month in October.
In addition, a “Road to Open Call” event was previously held in Las Vegas and a local supplier received a “fast pass, ” meaning they are invited straight to Bentonville during Open Call to pitch their product. Las Vegas-based Boba Ice Cream, a pairing of Boba and ice cream into unique flavors that are lactose-free, will have the opportunity to showcase their product in front of the Open Call judges.
Since its launch in 2014, Open Call has provided thousands of small and medium-sized businesses with the chance to become Walmart suppliers and reach millions of new customers with their U.S.-made products. At last year’s Open Call Walmart and Sam’s Club merchants heard over 1,000 pitches from more than 700 businesses hailing from all 50 states.
Walmart already has deep roots in Nevada with 50 retail outlets. The company employs 15,816 associates in Nevada. Walmart also supports local businesses supporting 9,255 supplier jobs and spending $ 209.7 million with Nevada suppliers in FY24 alone.
Open Call offers an extraordinary growth opportunity for even more Nevada small and medium businesses. Entrepreneurs who secure a “golden ticket” — a deal for Walmart to sell their products in stores or online — can gain access to a vast customer base, enabling significant growth. After earning golden tickets, Open Call winners often go on to grow their manufacturing footprints and create jobs within their local communities.
All Open Call entrepreneurs will participate in mentoring sessions with Walmart leaders and hear from special guests, gaining invaluable business insights and resources. Additionally, each entrepreneur will have a one-on-one pitch meeting with Walmart and/or Sam’s Club merchants. Every entrepreneur at Open Call stands to gain valuable business advice and guidance.
What Customers Are Telling Us
More than 86% of Walmart shoppers have said it is important for retailers to carry goods made in the U.S. Already, more than two-thirds of Walmart’s annual product spend is on goods made, grown or assembled in the U.S. Thanks in part to Open Call, Walmart continues to make progress toward sourcing even more of these products.
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About Walmart in Nevada
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. In Nevada, we serve customers at 50 retail units and online through Walmart Online Grocery, Walmart.com and our family of brands. We are proud to employ 15,816 associates in Nevada. Walmart supports local businesses, $209.7 million with Nevada suppliers and supporting 9,255 supplier jobs in FY24. Walmart continues to be a leader in employment opportunity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy. In FY23, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed $21.2 million in cash and in-kind donations to local nonprofits in Nevada. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting our corporate website and our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels.

Health District Launches Tool Providing Mental Health and Well-being Resources

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The Southern Nevada Health District is partnering with CredibleMind, an online digital mental health platform, to provide the community with free and confidential access to a large library of mental health and well-being resources. The site is available to the public at ClarkCountyThrive.crediblemind.com.

With the growing demand for mental and behavioral health services, this platform provides credible, evidence-based mental health and wellness information along with tools and resources designed to build individual and community resilience. At the CredibleMind platform, Clark County residents will find over a dozen scientifically reviewed assessments to help users understand mental health topics such as anxiety, depression, burnout, substance use, and identify well-being support services. Information and resources are available in English and Spanish.

There are also thousands of vetted apps, podcasts, articles and videos across a range of mental health and wellness topics, as well as tools that can help users focus on building skills to improve their mental and emotional well-being at work, home and in the community.

Users of the site must be 13 years of age or older to create an account. Users who are 18 years of age and older who create an account and take the Mental Health Check-in assessment, will be entered to win a $100 gift card from CredibleMind. Account activation is not required to access the site and its resources. All information provided is confidential.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.