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Community agencies work together to curb violence

By Sandra Chereb When someone is in crisis, it’s scary and overwhelming for those suffering immediate anguish. For family members and others around them, it can be terrifying. What to do? Who to call for help? Partnership Carson City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people in need with health and behavioral professionals, says the [...]

2018-03-09T14:32:50+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

Workshop to guide employers through marijuana policies

Employers who may be struggling with policies concerning drugs in the workplace after the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, will benefit from a training Feb. 13 at the Carson City School District Office. Jo McGuire, CEO of Jo McGuire Inc. and Senior Projects Manager of TSS, Inc., has keynoted several conferences in regards to [...]

2018-02-08T16:45:50+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Front Page News, Marijuana, News|

Carson City native brings proactive message to community health

by Linda Hiller The newest staff member at Partnership Carson City is a “perfect fit” for the organization, which strives to improve the community’s health at the same time it battles drug problems. “I plan to use my bachelor’s degree in nutrition and my minor in drug-addiction treatment to help teach the community about proactive [...]

2017-12-07T14:48:39+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Front Page News, News|

Officials explain bill to curb opioid overprescription in Nevada

Nevada health officials on Tuesday said a bill aimed at curtailing opioid overprescription will keep decision-making in the hands of physicians, not lawmakers. The provisions of Assembly Bill 474, which the Legislature passed into law this year and takes into effect on New Year's Day, were explained to about 200 physicians Tuesday evening  a forum [...]

2018-02-16T15:50:27+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News|

New director to take over Partnership Carson City

By Teri Vance In a way, Hannah McDonald is claiming her legacy when she takes over at the end of this month as director of Partnership Carson City.  “As a kid, I grew up in prevention work,” she said. “I naturally kind of fell into the effort.” The daughter of Linda Lang, who ran the [...]

2018-02-16T15:50:15+00:00 October 4th, 2017|News|

Events raise money for suicide awareness

By Teri Vance Gracie Woodward, 16, will spend the rest of her life mourning her brother who took his own life in August 2015. But she will also spend the rest of her life helping to prevent similar tragedy.  “I wish I would have known he was going through something,” she said. “I don’t think [...]

2017-12-08T10:09:45+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|News|

Drug Roundup Planned

Help protect our community and water supply by properly disposing of your unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications and syringes.  Partnership Carson City will set up Drug Roundup stations from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 21 in front of both Save Mart Supermarkets, 3620 N. Carson and 4348 S. Carson streets; Smith’s Food & Drug Store, 559 E. [...]

2017-12-08T10:09:33+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|News|

Opioid deaths in Nevada decline, but hospitalizations rise, data show

By Jessie Bekker Las Vegas Review-Journal Opioid-related deaths dropped in Nevada in 2016 from a year earlier, but hospitalizations and prescription rates rose, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services data presented Monday show.   Read more. 

2017-10-10T12:26:07+00:00 September 27th, 2017|News|

Sandoval to Convene Opioid Taskforce to Ensure Accountability of Joint Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he will convene the Governor’s Opioid State Action Accountability Taskforce on September 25, 2017. The group will hear updates from state and federal agencies regarding how they are working to combat the opioid crisis in the Silver State. This Governor first convened this group as his Prescription Drug [...]

2017-10-10T12:26:15+00:00 September 20th, 2017|News|