Regional Information for Nevada
Located in the western United States, with 110,567 square miles, Nevada is the seventh largest state. It is also one of the most sparsely populated, and over 80% of its population are located in metropolitan areas. Half the population resides in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, and almost a quarter lives in the Reno area. Nearly 3% of the population lives in the capital of Carson City. The majority of the population is of European descent. Close to 20% of the population is of Hispanic descent, located largely in the the southeast. There are also members of the Paiute, Shoshoni and Washoe tribes who live in the state. The entire population was 1,998,257 according to the 2000 census. The state is broken down into sixteen counties; the two largest of which are Washoe County and Clark County.
Network members in Nevada can be located through the NN/LM Members Directory.
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- NASBE State School Healthy Policy Database provides information about school health policies at the state level.
- Nevada Literacy Office
- Nevada Division of State Management
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit
- Nevada Library Association provides information on library services within the state.
- Nevada State Library and Archives provides government, business, libraries and citizens a full range of information services and develops state information policy.
- The NN/LM Membership Directory includes Network members in Nevada. Search by city, county, state, zip code or area code. You can also search by institution, library, or staff member's name, or limit by type of library or other features. Make sure your browser cookies are turned on.
- Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) is the chapter of the Medical Library Association for Nevada.
- Savitt Medical Library of the University of Nevada is the NN/LM Resource Library for the Nevada region.
- Census 2000 Data for Nevada is now available.
- County Profiles is available through the Nevada State Health Division and has demographic, economic and health data on a county level for the state.
- Health Statistics -- Clark County Health District provides statistics for the county region, including those on drowning, STDs and other diseases.
- Statehealthfacts.org, is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states.
- Vital Statistic Reports, maintained by the Nevada State Health Division Center for Health Data and Research, provides information on population, marriage/divorce, births and deaths in Nevada from 1994 at the state and county level.
The entire state of Nevada is part of the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service, and is broken down into two service units, Owyhee and Schurz. The three main tribes in the area are Paiute, Shoshoni and Washoe.
- IHS Regional Differences 1998-99 is published by the Indian Health Service (IHS). It provides a background of IHS and its structure, as well as community health statistics for American Indians. Please note that the areas are broken down by IHS areas, not states or cities.
- Indian Health Service is the organization created by the United States government "to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level."
- Native Health Databases include articles, studies, and reports focused on the medical, anthropological, and administrative aspects of American Indian health. They are provided by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center in conjunction with the Indian Health Service.
- IHS Headquarters Publications maintained by the Indian Health Service, provides demographic statistics on American Indians and Alaska Natives on a state-by-state basis.
- Resources for Native Americans was developed as a presentation to the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada. These resources have been selected from official federal government sites and related non-governmental links.
Originally from Spain, the Basques are considered to be one of the oldest ethnic groups in Europe. The Basques currently in Nevada migrated from sheep ranches in California during the late 19th century.
- Basque Studies Library has information on a variety of issues related to the Basque population.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Assistance Center (RAC): Nevada
MUA/Ps are areas or populations designated by the Shortage Designation Branch, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as not having sufficient access to medical care. If an area is designated MUA, then the entire population is covered, if the designation is MUP, only a specific population is. Occasionally, regions receive a designation of GOV, which means that the state governor requested that the area be included due to local barriers and/or health conditions. The MUA/P designation is often important when obtaining grants or other funding.
The most accurate and up-to-date source of this information is the HRSA database. To find out if a particular area is designated, first look up the county. Each service area is given a descriptive name, and comprises either the whole county (WH), a partial county (PC), a multi-county area (MC), or a multi-state (MS) area. It may be necessary to look up specific areas by census tract. These numbers can be identified by entering a street address into American FactFinder. Tip: print out the Data Dictionary for MUA/P List prior to looking up information.
- HMO Industry Profile has information on HMOs for the state, for example HMO enrollment by county.
- Las Vegas Review Journal provides local news for the Las Vegas area.
- Nevada Department of Education
- Nevada PTA has general PTA information for the state, as well as education-related links.
- Nevada State Health Division provides current public health information targeted to Nevada.
- Official State of Nevada Website provides general information on the state and on Nevada's government.
- Press Releases -- Clark County Health Department contains current public health press releases for the county.
- Public Health Information Links (P.H.I.L.), produced by the Savitt Medical Library, was funded by the National Library of Medicine, and maintains a site of links to public health information for Nevada.
- Reno Gazette-Journal. Provides local news for the Reno area.
- Washoe County - District Health Department
- FedStats provides access to statistics prepared by over 100 federal agencies. Statistics are available on a state and community level.
- FirstGov provides a search engine and topical indexes for US state and federal information. To search for information on a particular state, use the form in the upper left corner.
- State and Local Government on the Net provides links to government information on a state and local level for the fifty states, as well as selected US associated areas such as Guam.