The Advisory Council on the State Program for Wellness and the Prevention of Chronic Disease (CWCD), formerly the Advisory Council on the State Program for Fitness and Wellness was established by Senate Bill (SB) 197 during the 2005 Legislative Session to make recommendations to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health concerning the State Program for Fitness and Wellness.
This Council shall carry out the provisions in accordance with NRS 439.521
CWCD specifically provides recommendations to the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotions section of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health. Programs include:
Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHS)
The Federal Government requires the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG) to have a state advisory oversee and make recommendations to the annual work plan. In Nevada, this responsibility has been given to CWCD.
Grantees must hold a minimum of two Advisory Committee meetings each fiscal year, one of which must be prior to Work Plan submission. The second Advisory Committee meeting may be held at a future date, but that date must be prior to July 1st of the fiscal year. As per the legislation, the State Health Officer (SHO) must chair the meetings. The SHO may appoint a designee to chair the meetings. If a designee is appointed, the minutes must reflect the designated appointment by the SHO.
In addition to the required advisory meetings for the PHHSBG, at least one Public Hearing is required per federal fiscal year. A Public Hearing must have occurred prior to application submission.