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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 [...]

2017-12-08T09:57:15+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Front Page News, 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 [...]

2017-10-04T12:59:10+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Front Page News, 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|

Events planned to raise 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 [...]

2017-10-10T12:26:30+00:00 September 6th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Legal marijuana sparks class for athletes at CHS

By, Linda Hiller/Nevada Photo Source   The Silver State’s vote to legalize recreational marijuana last November has implications for Nevada teens beyond potentially easier access and more temptation. “We can’t know the long-term effects of legalization, but certainly, the perception of harm is lower with it,” said Hannah McDonald, the incoming director of Partnership Carson City, [...]

2017-09-27T14:18:04+00:00 August 31st, 2017|News|

Class encourages upset kids to take a deep breath

Next time you feel yourself starting to get upset, you might grab a pinwheel. That’s what the 5-year-olds in Lisa Yesitis’s class do. And if it works for them, it can work for anybody. Yesitis, a licensed social worker at the Ron Wood Family Resource Center in Carson City, began teaching the class this spring [...]

2017-09-27T14:18:16+00:00 August 24th, 2017|News|