Partnership Douglas County Projects

We promote a healthy community through education and resource connection.

Overview

Below is a list of Partnership Douglas County-sponsored projects. We offer programs for youth, families, the Latino community and more!

Community

This is a PDC-sponsored activity that’s open to the community. Create art pieces to be mysteriously placed around Douglas County to spread kindness. This activity is open to all ages and no artistic ability is required. Contact us with questions.

Meeting Time:

This project meets every second Tuesday of the month from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Partnership Douglas County
1625 Highway 88 (Suite 104)
Minden, NV 89423

The Community Prevention Plan makes a positive impact on Douglas County residents by thoughtfully following a research-based system to improve the health and well-being of the community. Community Health Needs Assessments are used to create the Prevention Plan.

View the 2019 Douglas County Community Prevention Plan for more information on the health needs of Douglas County Residents.

Our PDC staff are active voices for health policy and program innovation. We participate in the following task forces, coalitions and policy boards that impact Douglas County’s quality of life.

General Partnership Meetings are open to any organization or agency in Douglas County to discuss the needs of the community and upcoming events. Contact us to learn more.

Meeting Time:

These meetings are the second Thursday of every month starting at 8:30 a.m.

Meeting Location:

Partnership Douglas County
1625 Highway 88 (Suite 104)
Minden, NV 89423

Youth

Empower YOUth is an organization of students committed to addressing key public health issues that impact middle and high school teens. Students have the opportunity to learn about the dangerous effects and consequences of these topics as well as teach their peers, younger students and community groups what they have learned. Students in Empower YOUth also can participate in community events as well as create campaigns for the entire county.

For more information on Empower YOUth, please contact us.

Students from Douglas County and other non-profits across the state of Nevada will have the opportunity to go to the Legislature during session and see policy in action. The students attend tours of both the Legislature and Capital Building as well as sit in on a Floor Session to see how bills are introduced and debated. Each year, the theme is based on hot-topic issues the youth identify in their communities and bills introduced into sessions regarding substance use/abuse and behavioral health.

Youth Project Photos

Parents

Loving Solutions is a parent-training program designed specifically for parents raising difficult younger children, ages 5-10 years. Also known as “Parent Project®, Jr.,” this program uses the same principles found successful in Parent Project® Sr., adapted to the needs of younger children. For more information, contact Social Services at (775) 782-9825.

This is training for parents of teenagers. Learn how to improve your teen’s behavioral challenges, how to never argue, prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use, and improve school attendance and performance. You’ll find resources to help your family.

Latino Community

Please contact our bilingual coordinator to sign up for the La Communidad newsletter. The newsletter has Spanish-speaking resources for the community, and copies are handed out to local organizations all over town such as the churches, schools, restaurants and more. Get your copy today!

The Fuerza Latina program is a valuable resource for individuals in need that includes translation services, education assistance, community support, specialty consultations and more. Contact our bilingual prevention coordinator, Neyzer Torres, for more information.

There is also a newsletter for Fuerza Latina members only that has the latest information on mental health, tobacco prevention and other news – along with Spanish-speaking resources. Contact us to learn more.

Please see our community calendar for upcoming events.

One-on-one tutoring in ESL, GED, computer literacy and citizenship study (FREE!) is available. For the schedule and more information, contact Florence G. Phillips, the program executive director at (775) 888-2021 or eslinhomenv@aol.com

We can also help you connect to other resources that specifically serve the Spanish-speaking community. Contact our bilingual prevention coordinator, Neyzer Torres, for more information.

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention

In partnership with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, local businesses participate in Alcohol Server Training, which offers information on the current laws and regulations for alcohol and tobacco.

Meeting time and location:

Contact us to find out when the next training will take place.

As part of a National Take-Back Event, PDC, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, East Fork Fire, Carson Valley Medical Center, Safeway and Walgreens all partner to host a Prescription Drug Round-Up in April and October every year. This event has multiple drop-off locations to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication. For information on upcoming Round-Up dates, contact us.

If you can’t make it to the Prescription Drug Round-Ups, Douglas County has three year-round drop-boxes at the Sheriff’s Office, Carson Valley Medical Center Emergency Room and the Lake Tahoe Law Enforcement Building at Stateline.

 

For tobacco and nicotine use prevention among teens, visit the Empower YOUth tab above under “Youth.”

TOBACCO QUITLINE

The Nevada Tobacco Quitline provides FREE one-on-one counseling to Nevada residents 13 years and older. You and your quit coach will develop an individualized plan to help you quit. If you’re an adult over 18, you may qualify for FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches or lozenges) to help you quit smoking.

The Quitline also provides FREE online services. When you enroll online, you can get additional tools, support and a community of others trying to become tobacco-free. Experts will help you overcome common barriers such as dealing with stress, cravings, irritability and weight gain.

Services are available in English, Spanish and other languages.

1-800-QUIT-NOW | 1-855-DEJELO-YA

NevadaTobaccoQuitline.com

THIS IS OUR WATCH

To give retailers all the tools they need to comply with tobacco regulations, the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has developed an education program called “This is Our Watch.” The program helps tobacco retailers better understand FDA tobacco regulations, the importance of compliance, and the greater purpose — protecting the nation’s youth from the harms of tobacco use. Retailers are encouraged, but not required, to display “This is Our Watch” materials in stores. Participation is voluntary. To request program materials, please contact our office.

LOCAL SMOKE-FREE EVENTS

  • Concerts in the park – Minden, NV
  • Movies in the park – Gardnerville, NV

PDC has developed toolkits for local business on creating effective marijuana and substance use policies and practices. Check out our recent Prescription Drug Safety Toolkit for Employers. For additional toolkits, contact us.

Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance-use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Meeting time and location:

Please contact us to find out when the next training will take place.

The Douglas County Mobile Outreach Safety Team (MOST) is composed of a firefighter paramedic, a licensed clinical social worker and a deputy sheriff to create a skilled intervention team for checking up on local residents experiencing a crisis.

To make a non-emergency referral to MOST:

  1. Call Non-Emergency Douglas County Dispatch: (775) 782-5126
  2. Tell Dispatch you want to make a MOST referral.
  3. Provide the following:
  • Your name and contact information (your name remains confidential)
  • The name(s) of individual(s) being referred
  • How the individual(s) can be contacted (example: address, phone number, etc.)
  • The reason for referral

The more detail you provide, the better!

 

The Forensic Assessment Service Triage Team (FASTT) is comprised of social services, mental health and substance use treatment agencies who conduct community in-reach into county jails to provide inmates with screening, assessment, treatment and other services during incarceration as well as upon reentry into the community to reduce risk of rearrests.

For more information, view the Regional Behavioral Health Resource Directory.

 

Resource Directories

Visit our homepage to access our online resource directory of Douglas County programs and services. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can help! Contact us using the blue chat box in the lower right-hand corner. You can also email us Here to request paper copies of all our resources.