For our 6 years, the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Nevada AAP) has led in-person Walk with a Doc events to encourage families to learn about pediatric health topics and then go for a walk with doctors in our community. Starting in April 2020, the Nevada AAP changed our monthly in-person Walk with a Doc events for the Las Vegas and Reno communities into one, state-wide virtual event the second Sunday of every month to reduce kid-to-kid spread of COVID and to keep the schools open for all Nevada children.
Past English-language videos and post-walk newsletters can be viewed when you scroll down this page.
When you take a walk outside, wear sunscreen & take water. Socially distance at least 6 feet and everyone over 2 years old should wear a mask with people who don't live in your household.
Sign up to hear from us about upcoming monthly walks. We only email our subscribers twice a month: once to announce the monthly event topic and once with post-walk/talk resources. Watch past walk recordings and read past issues of our post-walk newsletters below -- there is a "Join Our Email List" button on each newsletter.
Adolescent Sexual Health led by Dr. Caroline Barangan
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders led by Dr. Lillie Hidaji
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children led by Dr. Terence McAllister
Youth Sports: A COVID-19 Safety Checklist led by Dr. JP Vilai
Well-Care During COVID-19 led by Dr. Vanessa Slots
What Parents Need to Know About COVID Variants led by Dr. Terence McAllister
Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need? led by Dr. Pam Greenspon
led by Dr. Levi Sorenson
led by Dr. Mitali Sahni
led by Dr. Lisa Durette
led by Dr. Lillie Hidaji
led by Dr. Steven Shane
Walk with a Doc (WWAD) was started in Columbus, Ohio in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. With an aim to make hope and health accessible to all, WWAD doctor-led walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.
Starting in April 2020 and until further notice, our monthly Walk with a Doc events will be held virtually (you can also view the past videos above).
For the Las Vegas/Henderson community, the Nevada AAP leads free, kid-friendly Walk with a Doc events the second Sunday of every month. We meet October - May at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, but we move June - September to Mount Charleston to avoid the heat in the Las Vegas Valley.