Washoe County’s Health Rankings to be released March 29

Mar 22, 2023

March 22, 2023. Reno/Sparks, NV – The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program will release its 2023 rankings on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m.

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) and the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Nevada, Reno, invite media, stakeholders and partners to the event where the rankings will be unveiled.

The health rankings, which assess data across a multitude of factors that affect people’s opportunities to live healthy lives, as well as community health outcomes in all Nevada counties and around the country, will show how well Washoe County ranked compared to other Nevada counties in health outcomes, including health factors such as health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic and physical environment.

What: Release of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Washoe County Commission Chambers, 1001 E. 9th St., Building A, Reno, NV and virtual. Interested individuals can register here.

Why: The health metrics give both local public health organizations and residents data and information on areas where health outcomes can improve.

Who: The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps national program as well as the Washoe County Health District, University of Nevada, Reno Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and Carson City Health and Human Services.

About: The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps is an initiative of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of the initiative is to improve health outcomes for all and to close the health disparities between those with the most and least opportunities for good health. More information here.

Media: Interviews will be available after the event. For questions, contact Scott Oxarart, Communications Manager at WCHD, 775-276-1021.

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.