Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, it is estimated that nearly seven million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow by more than two percent annually for the next decade; and

WHEREAS, the rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy; and

WHEREAS, untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb; and the chronic wound epidemic represents a cost of more than $50 billion to the health care system; and

WHEREAS, more than 37.3 million people — 11.3% of population — have diabetes in the United States; and America's diabetic population is expected to nearly double by 2030, and therefore it is important to know the risks associated with diabetic foot ulcers since it is expected that almost two million people will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non-healing wound; and

WHEREAS, advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients in a faster and more cost-effective way

WHEREAS, wound care physicians and health care providers take great pride in caring for their patients, and seeing their patients succeed; and

WHEREAS, awareness and education about chronic WOUNDs will benefit current and future chronic WOUND patients. The goal of WOUND Care Awareness Week is to inform patients, their families, community physicians and the general public about the importance of advanced WOUND care and its ability to save lives and limbs;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of June 5 - 11, 2022, as

WOUND CARE AWARENESS WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 31st day of May, 2022

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