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Nevada Models and Innovations

These stories feature model programs and successful rural projects that can serve as a source of ideas. Some of the projects or programs may no longer be active. Read about the criteria and evidence-base for programs included.

Other Project Examples

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties (HCC)
Added December 2022
  • Need: To increase access to healthy foods in two rural Nevada counties.
  • Intervention: HCC and the Rural Health and Nutrition Initiative (RHNI) run food pantries, community and school gardens, a farmers market, and a greenhouse.
  • Results: The three food pantries together serve about 3,600 people and distribute over 100,000 pounds of food each month.
Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Winnemucca and Humboldt County
Updated/reviewed August 2022
  • Need: To make a rural community more inclusive for older adults.
  • Intervention: Winnemucca, Nevada, holds monthly meetings to discuss topics like health, housing, social events, community improvement, education, and transportation.
  • Results: These meetings have led to many changes for community welfare and safety as well as opportunities for education and activities.
funded by the Health Resources Services Administration Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center-Nevada
Updated/reviewed January 2022
  • Need: To improve and increase prevention and care services for HIV, STDs, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases.
  • Intervention: PAETC-NV provides clinical and didactic trainings, conferences, technical assistance, capacity building, webinars, and other services to providers and healthcare organizations statewide.
  • Results: In 2021, PAETC-NV trained more than 1,100 healthcare providers across Nevada to increase clinical capacity in the care, screening, and prevention of HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, COVID-19, and hepatitis C.
Rural Nevada EMS Conference
Updated/reviewed January 2022
  • Need: To provide rural Nevada EMS personnel an opportunity to receive quality training and current EMS information from national EMS educators.
  • Intervention: The Rural Nevada EMS Conference offers continuing education units and engaging sessions for EMS personnel.
  • Results: Over 300 participants attended the free 2020 virtual conference.

Last Updated: 12/5/2022