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Health & Wellness

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Health & Wellness is a vital component of a thriving community

The 100 is concerned about the well being of the whole community and the whole person: physical, emotional/psychological and spiritual. Our initiatives are aligned with three objectives:

INCREASE AWARENESS

Regarding health issues which disproportionately impact minorities and the minority community.

EXPAND KNOWLEDGE

Within all the communities we serve regarding current research, therapies and practices which have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of illnesses.

SHAPE PUBLIC POLICY

Regarding the local, state, and national health policy issues impacting low-income and minority communities.

Recent collaborations and sponsored events include:

  • Healthy Hearts
  • Community for Better Health
  • Choose and Move
  • Black Nurses Association
  • The Links
  • Nevada Cancer Institute
  • State of Nevada Health District
  • Southern Nevada Health District
  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Nathan Adelson Hospice
  • American Stroke Association
  • American Heart Association
  • United Way

Major Initiative
One of our signature programs in the health and wellness area was Shots 4 Tots. This was one of the most aggressive healthcare initiatives that the 100 had taken on. This was a multi-language campaign targeting Parents, Child Care Centers, and Vaccine for Children Providers in 18 identified zip codes. This campaign was a joint collaboration between the United Way, Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and the 100 to help increase the overall immunization rate with special emphasis on children 0-3 years old. In the 2009-2010 Shots 4 Tots Program Year, we were able to administer approximately fourteen thousand (14,000) immunizations. During this same timeframe, the State of Nevada moved from 47th in the nation in immunizations to 42nd. This program was part of the reason for this dynamic change. As a result of that success, United Way and SNHD teamed up with us for a second year. Additionally, they have begun to model our programming with the Latin Chamber and other minority organizations.

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How we measure health and wellness success

  1. Collaborate with other non-profits and healthcare providers to hold three (3) educational forums in the areas of:
    - Preventive healthcare
    - Early detection
    - Proper screening
  2. Collaborate with other non-profits and healthcare providers to host events that support treatment of:
    - Heart Disease
    - Cholesterol
    - Diabetes
    -Cancer
    - Childhood Obesity
  3. Increase the number of people that participate in the above mentioned forums/events
  4. Increase the number of people that participate in advance screenings offered at these events

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