Data Team Recognized for Transparency in Information

Annual award announced by the National Association of Health Data Organizations

Carson City, NV April 25, 2024

Since 2020, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has worked to make data more transparent and accessible to the public. Recently these efforts were recognized when the agency was awarded the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) Innovation in Data Dissemination Award.

The award recognizes the DHHS Office of Analytics work to provide consistent access to data across programs.

“This well-deserved recognition highlights our Office of Analytics and their commitment to data transparency,” said DHHS Director Richard Whitley. “Since early in the COVID pandemic we recognized the need for easy-to-understand data and information and the Analytics team has delivered, consistently working to improve data dashboards and analysis of information to support decision making.”

The Department will be recognized at the annual NAHDO meeting in May in New Orleans.

“I am proud of this team and their work to provide reliable analytics and publicly available information,” said State Biostatistician Kyra Morgan. “The data available is an asset to our state and our team is committed to making information publicly accessible to help improve the performance of DHHS programs, support grant funding, drive policy, and inform the public.”

Data dashboards and reports produced by the Office of Analytics can be found at


About the Innovation in Data Dissemination Award
Each year since 2009, the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) has honored an organization with the distinguished Innovation in Data Dissemination Award. The NAHDO Board of Directors established this award to recognize the importance of effectively communicating health data to the public. Eligible organizations may be government agencies, non-profit organizations, or for-profit companies, and data dissemination efforts include websites, advertising campaigns, written reports, or a combination of these and other communication initiatives.


Shannon Litz