Program Links and Descriptions
Nevada 2-1-1 is a free service that provides information about vital health and human service programs that are available throughout the State. Information and Referral (I & R) professionals are available any time, day or night, to assist you with locating the services you need within your zip code area.
The Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (NGCDD) engages in advocacy, system's change and capacity building activities for people with developmental disabilities and their families in order to promote equal opportunity, self-determination, and community inclusion.
The Office of Community Partnerships and Grants is an administrative unit within the Department of Health and Human Services, Director's Office, that administers grants to local, regional, and statewide programs serving Nevadans. Its mission is to help families and individuals in Nevada reach their highest level of self-sufficiency by supporting the community agencies that serve them through engagement, advocacy and resource development.
The health care environment in Nevada and the U.S. is at a crisis point. There is general agreement that the system, whether by means of the new Health Care Reform law, or other mechanisms, must and will change. Consumers require assistance, information and advocacy to personally manage these changes.
In Nevada, more than one in six persons (17 percent) do not have enough to eat. As a key step toward addressing this crisis, the Office of Food Security was established in the Director’s Office of the Department of Health and Human Services in September 2013. Subsequently, Governor Brian Sandoval issued an Executive Order establishing a 21-member Council on Food Security, which is charged with linking to and leveraging regional and local community-based efforts to reduce hunger. Both the Office and the Council were primary goals in Nevada’s Plan for Action to address food security (published in February 2013).
The Office of Health Information Technology is responsible for administering Nevada’s ARRA HITECH State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement, facilitating the core infrastructure and capacity that will enable statewide HIE and coordinating related Health IT initiatives.
The mission of the Nevada Office of Minority Health is to improve the quality of health care services for members of minority groups; to increase access to health care services; and to seek ways to provide education, and to address, treat and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.
The State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is committed to partnering with the 27 Tribes within the State of Nevada through a Tribal Consultation Process Agreement. This coordination establishes and strengthens ties and relationships with the Tribal Governments as well as provides education and outreach. There is a network of Liaisons who represent each of the DHHS Divisions.