Reno/Sparks, Nev. June 23, 2023 – Below are several news items from the Washoe County Health District.
STEP2 receives Extra Mile Award for smoke-free and vape-free policy
The Health District awarded STEP2 with an Extra Mile Award (EMA) at the June 22, 2023 District Board of Health meeting.
The award was given to STEP2 for protecting their clients, staff and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure through their smoke-free and vape-free campus policy.
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The EMA honors businesses in Washoe County that have gone above and beyond the requirements of the Nevada Clean Air Act.
New name, Northern Nevada Public Health, to launch soon
Later this summer, the Washoe County Health District will officially change its name to Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH).
The official launch date is set for Aug. 31, 2023. The name change will include updated branding (logo, color scheme, outdoor signage), a new website and a new email domain. All services and responsibilities (immunizations, birth & death records, permitting & compliance, air monitoring, disease investigation, etc.) will not be changed.
In July 2022, the City Councils of Reno and Sparks, and Washoe County Commission, approved the name change to give more autonomy to the regional organization and to help residents better understand that it is a separate organization from Washoe County and its regional scope and responsibilities. The organization will continue to be governed by the District Board of Health, which includes one elected official and one member (their appointee) from the City Councils of Reno and Sparks, and Washoe County Commission, as well as a physician appointed by the District Board of Health Members.
Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) is recruiting for 2 Air Quality Specialist Trainees
The Air Quality Specialist Trainee, under direct supervision, receives training to perform air quality investigations, inspections, monitoring and sampling duties to determine compliance with air quality standards; ensures appropriate enforcement action; and performs other related work as required.
To apply, please visit this link here. The Air Quality Specialist Trainee recruitment will close on June 26, 2023.
Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board positions are open for public
The Washoe County Health District is accepting applications for the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board. There is one board position that expires July 1, 2023.
The Food Protection Hearing Advisory Board is appointed by the Washoe County District Board of Health to serve, as needed, when an appeal or variance hearing is required by the regulations governing food establishments. At least two members must be representatives of the local food service industry.
To apply, see the application on our website – https://www.washoecounty.gov/health/about-us/board-committees/food-protection-hearing-and-advisory-board/index.php.
Applications for this position will be accepted until Friday, June 30, 2023, at 5:00 PM.
For more information, please contact Environmental Health Services at 775-328-2434 or email [email protected].
The Washoe County Health District 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 Washoe County District Board of Health. The District 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