“Nevada’s rural regions are vast and can sometimes be overlooked when considering the overall health of the state. Jessica Flood is serving these communities and helping to ensure they have behavioral health programs that are essential to keeping rural Nevada healthy.
She is the regional behavioral health coordinator for Nevada Rural Hospital Partners (NRHP) serving Carson, Lyon, Douglas and Churchill Counties. She also works as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Nevada Reno (UNR), School of Social Work. Jessica has a history of working with those in need. In her current position, she coordinates behavioral health and jail diversion programs while assessing the needs of the communities, developing programs and providing oversight. She’s been with NRHP for the past four years and works with a variety of community stakeholders, from first responders, social services, substance use and mental health medical providers to family and peer advocates. She also serves as a liaison between the communities and state agencies advocating for rural Nevada health.
Born and raised in Nevada, Jessica is passionate about her home and focused on giving rural communities the voice they need to have their health goals met. In addition to connecting communities to resources, she also works to educate the public on behavioral health needs and the importance of involvement. Jessica serves as vice president on the board of directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Western Nevada and she has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno.”