Our Mission

The mission of the NMHEC is to improve health equity among diverse communities by building capacity through research, education, and advocacy.

Our Vision

“We aspire for every Nevadan to attain health equity and to foster collaborative systems that empower individuals to reach their utmost health potential.”


Capacity Building
We believe that capacity building is valuable and important to build long-term impacts by strengthening skills, knowledge, and resources that can enhance community engagement and the partnerships’ collective ability to address health disparities. It is the goal of this coalition to support capacity building in areas of policy, advocacy, community-based participatory research, and grant development.

Policy and Advocacy
We believe giving a voice to our most vulnerable is essential to what we do. It is the commitment of the NMHEC to advance policies and practices that address social determinants of health to work alongside cross-sectoral partners and members to bring light to community concerns and issues.

Research, Data, and Dissemination
Research is essential to developing evidence-based interventions that can address and improve health outcomes of the population. In collaboration with research institutions the NMHEC is committed to:

  • Identifying and contributing to interdisciplinary research needs that address the intersection between social determinants and health
  • Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data the helps better inform the needs of Nevadans