The main goal of the Office of State Epidemiology is to prevent and respond to a variety of public health issues through disease surveillance, standardized data collection, meaningful interpretation, statewide standards, and centralized guidance in order to improve health outcomes for our communities.
The Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit is responsible for developing statewide disease investigation protocols and accompanying materials, collaborating with the Office of Analytics to maintain weekly surveillance of communicable disease trends within Nevada, and providing recommendations to reduce communicable disease transmission and associated negative outcomes.
Environmental health (EH) deals with all the different ways the world around us can impact our physical and mental well-being. The Environmental Health Unit is focused on the intersect between zoonotic and environmental factors that affect human health.
Facility Infection Prevention & Special Population
This program aims to supply State-licensed facilities and pre-K-12 schools with infection prevention practices that best reflect the most recent, up-to-date standards for infection prevention and control.
Health Equity & Occupational Health
The health equity epidemiology program aims to support health equity efforts by partnering with federal, state, and community-based organizations and programs to improve inclusivity through health quality, affordable access to care, and stable health outcomes.
To achieve health and wellness for Nevadans, by development and promotion of efforts in four directions to prevent chronic disease: surveillance systems, integration of primary prevention and health equity, evidence-based policies and strategies, and strong partnerships.