Make an Impact with NV 5210
Policy, System, and Environment changes take time and, more importantly, collaboration. The NV 5-2-1-0 team has been fortunate to partner with health districts throughout Nevada and several organizations and individuals who share the vision of increasing healthy eating and active living across communities in Nevada.
Data from the successful MaineHealth Let’s Go! Program shows that healthcare providers have the greatest influence as trusted sources of healthy messaging (1). Now, the NV 5-2-1-0 program presents a remarkable opportunity for healthcare providers like you to make a significant impact on promoting healthy lifestyles. This program is designed to be flexible and seamlessly implemented in your office or clinic. Reach out to our dedicated NV 5-2-1-0 team, and we will arrange to help you create a healthy clinical environment, provide implementation training, and provide ongoing technical assistance with a medical expert and trained coordinator. We provide all the necessary resources to implement NV 5-2-1-0 in your practice. This includes NV 5-2-1-0 resources like a program guide for healthcare providers, poster, healthy habits questionnaires, and other tools. We will conduct annual surveys to measure implementation progress and gather valuable program feedback to ensure continuous improvement. Your committed practice can be recognized as a distinguished site with successful implementation. Also, we will provide ongoing educational opportunities to strengthen your skills as the NV 5-2-1-0 program evolves.
The school sector is vital in promoting healthy habits among K-12 students. Research confirms that healthier and more active children perform better academically and exhibit better behavior. Schools provide a structured environment that allows for the integration of consistent healthy habits into students’ daily lives (2). Schools can leverage positive peer influence to motivate students by establishing healthy behaviors as the norm. Access to facilities like sports fields and nutritious meals through school lunch programs makes it easier for students to engage in healthy behaviors. Schools can also contribute to students’ literacy in healthy behaviors by providing information and skills. Teachers and staff serve as role models, and involving parents extends the influence of healthy habits. As a school leader, you can join NV 5-2-1-0 by displaying the Nevada 5-2-1-0 Poster in school cafeterias and partnering with relevant programs in your health district for implementation guidance. Let’s create a culture of wellness in schools and empower students to lead healthy lives.
In Early Care and Education (ECE) settings, you, as an ECE provider, have a vital role in shaping lifelong behaviors that contribute to good health. Children in your care are developing taste preferences, acquiring gross motor skills, and observing their caregivers’ behaviors (3). The NV 5-2-1-0 program, in collaboration with statewide partners, is dedicated to supporting you in fostering healthy habits. Our partners include various organizations and professionals such as childcare licensing, UNR Cooperative Extension, and ECE researchers. By displaying the Nevada 5-2-1-0 Poster in your classrooms, you can join NV 5-2-1-0 and positively impact infants, toddlers, and pre-k children. Together, we can promote physical and cognitive development, creating a healthy environment for young children in Nevada and laying the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. Join us in this important mission!
Integrating movement and healthy eating opportunities within the workday is crucial in Nevada, where most workers are employed full-time. As an employer, you have the power to promote and support healthy habits in various work environments. The NV 5-2-1-0 for adults follows the MaineHealth Small Steps Program framework, which focuses on four key messages: Move more, Eat Real, Drink Water, and Rest Up. Implementing Small Steps in your worksite can involve promoting an active workplace through walking paths, walking meetings, standing desks, and flexible scheduling for movement breaks. Offering free access to drinking water, providing fresh produce options, and promoting mental health and overall well-being are also essential steps. By displaying the Small Steps poster and utilizing the MaineHealth Let’s Go resources! Program, you can lead your employees towards healthier lifestyles. Embracing the Small Steps program and creating a healthy work environment can enhance employee well-being and productivity and reduce absenteeism and healthcare costs. Let’s work together to cultivate a healthier work environment in Nevada!
Policies, systems, and environments (PSE) change is crucial for creating healthier communities and addressing chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, and cancer at a population level. The NV 5-2-1-0 program offers a cohesive approach to promoting healthy behaviors in Nevada communities. Its goal is to establish a healthy environment where people live, work, and play by transforming policies, systems, and physical spaces. As a community leader, you have the power to initiate change by adopting the NV 5-2-1-0 message and advocating for policy modifications. Educating community members about the benefits of adopting NV 5-2-1-0 behaviors and modifying physical spaces for safe access to physical activity and healthy food access can make a significant impact. Nevada already has existing initiatives and partnerships like Move Your Way, park finders, and the Rethink Your Drink campaign that can be leveraged. By displaying the Nevada 5-2-1-0 Poster in public spaces and collaborating with our statewide partners, we can create sustainable improvements in the health and well-being of all community members. Let’s join forces and make a positive difference in our communities.
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- Cosco NG, Wells NM, et al. Hands-on childcare garden intervention: A randomized controlled trial to assess effects on fruit and vegetable identification, liking, and consumption among children aged 3–5 years in North Carolina. Frontiers in Psychology 2022; 13. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.993637DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2022.993637
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH), 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. NNPH consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services, and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. Within the Community and Clinical Health Services Division is the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program which focuses on encouraging healthy behaviors while reducing unhealthy ones such as improving access to healthy foods, promoting physical environments that are safe and welcoming for physical activity and educating and advocating for environments that are free from secondhand tobacco smoke.
- Phone: 775-328-6152
- Address: 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, Reno, NV 89512
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion works with communities to develop innovative, evidence-based programs and advocate for policies, systems and environmental changes that make it easier for residents to engage in healthy lifestyles. In addition to tobacco prevention, physical activity, nutrition, heart disease, and diabetes prevention and self-management programs, we also promote healthy habits through our 5-2-1-0 Healthy Habits Everyday initiative.
- Phone: 711 or 702.759.1000
- Address: 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107
Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS)
Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) aims to protect and improve the quality of life within their community through disease prevention, education, and support services. This local health department is located within the City of Carson (a consolidated municipality), while also serving Douglas, Lyon, and Storey Counties. CCHHS is divided into divisions as follows: Administration, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Environmental Health Services, Clinical Services, Disease Control and Prevention, Human Services, and Public Health Preparedness.
- Phone: (775) 887-2190
- Address: 900 E. Long St. Carson City, NV 89706
Carson Tahoe Health
Carson Tahoe Health aims to cultivate healthy communities by offering comprehensive healthcare services, emphasizing wellness education and the prevention of chronic diseases. At Carson Tahoe, we believe in the importance of proactive care for patients, even before illness strikes. That’s why we provide educational resources, medical information, and proactive wellness solutions to our local community.
- Phone: (775) 445-8000
- Address: 1600 Medical Pkwy. Carson City, NV 89703
- Email: email@example.com