September 1, 2016
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada providing immunizations and outreach through Renown Health grant.
WHAT:
Here in the Truckee Meadows we’re fortunate to have a number of organizations committed to inspiring better health – especially for the underserved. Through December 2018, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and Renown Health will work together to provide much needed immunizations and case management to all ages.

WHEN: 
Wednesday, September 7, 1 p.m.

WHERE:
Metropolitan Gardens
325 E. 7th Street, Reno

WHY:    
Focused on a joint vision of improving health for the underserved, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and Renown are partnering to help northern Nevadans of all ages.
This collaboration centers on Renown’s support of the Kids to Seniors Korner Program (KSK). KSK provides vaccinations and other community-based services to at-risk seniors as well as low-income children and their families. During regular visits to low-income neighborhoods, KSK provides immunizations as well as health assessments, food, clothing, referrals to other agencies, as well as education on safety and wellness.
“We are excited to see this new partnership provide critical services to those in need,” said Yvette Myers, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada director of outreach services. “By the end of this partnership in December 2018, we will have immunized more than 4,900 people and provided case management to more than 560 seniors.”
“Renown is committed to making a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the communities we serve, but we know we cannot do it alone,” said Wendy Damonte, vice president of advocacy and community partnership at Renown Health. “We are fortunate to partner with organizations like Catholic Charities that are able to help so many underserved northern Nevadans receive care they might normally go without.”
VISUALS AND INTERVIEWS:
•    Video of patients receiving vaccinations and case management
•    Interviews with Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada 

All media must be escorted. Please contact Matthew Vaughan, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, at 775-322-7073 ext. 235 or Allison Williams, Renown Health, at 775-691-7308. 

About Catholic Charities
Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating twelve human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent's Emergency Assistance Program, St. Vincent’s Residence, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in northern Nevada.

About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving a 17-county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 6,000. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. For more information, visit renown.org.

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Contact(s)

Allison Williams

Public Relations Business Partner
Email: news@renown.org
Phone: 775-691-7308
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