2022 Northern Nevada County Health Rankings

Event Information:

In-Person Event: April 27, 2022 at 10 am PST; Reno, Nevada 

Participants will have the option to attend the 2022 Northern Nevada County Health Rankings virtually through a live stream. 

The County Health Rankings, a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, measures the health of nearly all counties in the nation and ranks them within states. The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically-informed weights.

The Northern Nevada County Health Rankings event, led by Dr. John Packham, will take a deep dive into the County Health Rankings for Northern Nevada, discussing public health successes, challenges, and opportunities for improvement. 

To join the event either in person or virtually, please enroll in the course before 10 am PST on the day of the event. Once enrolled, the course will provide further details on event location and directions. 

Target Audience:

  • Public health professionals 
  • Community members

Duration~ 1.5 hours

Continuing Education: N/A

Speaker(s): John Packham, PhD, MA


Welcome and Introduction
Kevin Dick, District Health Officer, Washoe County Health District

County Health Rankings 
Dr. John Packham, Associate Dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives, UNAR School of Medicine  

Carson City Community Health Improvement Plan Behavioral Health Initiatives 
Mary Jane Ostrander, Human Services Division Manager, Carson City Health and Human Services 

Washoe County Community Health Improvement Plan Results
Rayona LaVoie, Management Analyst, Washoe County Health District 

State of the School of Public Health
Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elici, Dean of the UNR School of Public Health

Focus on Health Equity Panel Discussion 
Torey Dunlap, Epidemiologist, Carson City Health and Human Services; Yera Deavila, Communications Specialist, Washoe County Health District; Sara Hanafi, Senior Public Health Diversity Advisor, The Trudy Larson MD Institute for Health Impact and Equity, moderated by Julia Ratti, Director of Programs and Projects, Washoe County Health District

About the Speakers

John Packham, PhD, MA, Associate Dean of Statewide Initiatives, University of Nevada, Reno, 

John Packham, Ph.D., MA,  is the Associate Dean of Statewide Initiatives and Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Packham has co-authored nearly 100 policy-relevant, statewide research reports, including ten editions of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book and five editions of Health Care Careers in Nevada. For over two decades, Dr. Packham has served on numerous statewide and national boards, advisory councils, and commissions including Governor Sisolak's Patient Protection Commission, Nevada Public Health Association, and Access to Healthcare Network. Dr. Packham is a frequent speaker on health care policy and public health issues facing Nevada and is regularly asked to testify on health policy issues being addressed by state and local policy makers.

Course Content

  1. 01
    • Download Calendar Reminder

    • Northern Nevada County Health Rankings Welcome

    • Demographic Survey

    • Event Description and Presenter Bios

    • In-Person Event Location and Directions

    • Live Event Stream on April 27, 2022 at 10 am PST

    • Course Evaluation

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