Report to the Community
In the early 1900s, the average life expectancy in the U.S. was 49 years. Today, it is about 80 years. Public health actions are largely responsible for this increase. For example, dramatic declines in infant mortality and deaths from infectious diseases are a result of improved hygiene, sanitation, immunization, and communicable disease control efforts.
Clark County Public Health continues this tradition of protecting the community's health by preventing disease and responding to health threats. We influence conditions that promote health, such as access to healthy and affordable foods, clean water, health care, and neighborhoods that are safe for walking and biking. We minimize the impact of disease outbreaks through vaccination efforts, early detection, and swift responses.