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Health and Wellness Newsroom - 2013 Archive


10/29/2013
Center for Health Equity Seeks 100 Adults to Engage in the "Healing Possible Quorum"
The goal of the project is to develop and advocate for policies to reduce structural racism in the public, private and nonprofit sectors across Louisville. Issues to be explored include employment, housing, environmental quality, education, transportation, health care, criminal justice and community safety

10/14/2013
Food Trucks to Begin Getting Letter Grades Today
Beginning today - Monday October 14 - food trucks that operate in Louisville will be included in the Department of Public Health and Wellness’ ABC Food Placard Program.

9/24/2013
Free Diabetes Management Classes Begin October 7 at Dover Baptist Church
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, October 7 at Dover Baptist located at 4323 Dover Rd.

9/23/2013
Public Health and Wellness Now Taking Appointments for Flu Shots
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is now taking appointments for flu immunizations at three community sites. Immunizations are available to everyone six months and older.

9/20/2013
Healthy Start to Hold Rally for Healthy Babies
The Healthy Start initiative of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a rally for healthy babies on Thursday, September 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Peter Christian United Church at 1225 W. Jefferson St.

8/30/2013
Mayor Awards 9th Annual Healthy Hometown Grants
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement today awarded grants ranging from $1,500 to $4,250 to ten local organizations. Louisville residents of all ages will benefit from nutritional counseling, exercise classes, learning how to grow fruits and vegetables, training to run races, and the planting of community fruit trees - all due to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.

8/26/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness offers free classes to help people stop smoking. All classes, educational materials and nicotine replacement products provided are free.

8/22/2013
Free Diabetes Management Classes Begin September 4 at Mid City Mall
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Wednesday, September 4 at the Highland/Shelby Park Branch Library in the Mid City Mall located at 1250 Bardstown Rd.

8/12/2013
Public Health and Wellness Identifies One More Child in Need of Rabies Treatment
The Department of Public Health and Wellness has identified one more child who came in contact with a rabid bat at the Kingston Park Apartments housing complex at 100 E Southland Blvd.

8/9/2013
Public Health and Wellness Identifies Nine Children Who Need Treatment for Rabies Exposure
The Department of Public Health and Wellness personnel canvassed the Kingston Park Apartments housing complex today and identified nine children in of need treatment for rabies exposure. All of these children have either already begun treatment or will begin treatment in the next two days.

8/8/2013
Public Health and Wellness Seeks Those Who May Have Come in Contact with Rabid Bat
The Department of Public Health and Wellness is seeking to interview persons who may have information about or who have come in contact with a rabid bat in the Kingston Park Apartments housing complex at 100 E Southland Blvd. on August 1.

7/23/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Education Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold two series of free classes in August for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Each series consists of four classes and attendance at all four classes is encouraged. Phone 574-6663 for reservations or for more information.

7/10/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Conduct Phone Survey of Community Health
Beginning July 15, the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will conduct a phone survey to gather information about the health of Louisville Metro residents. The questions have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are used throughout the United States under the CDC’s Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

6/28/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Begin Residential Mosquito Fogging Monday
Weather permitting, the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will begin fogging residential areas for mosquitoes Monday night, July 1. The Shawnee, South Dixie Beach, Sylvania Park and Cave Hill Cemetery areas will be fogged.

6/26/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness offers free classes to help people stop smoking using the Cooper/Clayton method. The Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking is a 13-week program that includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products.

6/25/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Tuesday, July 9 at the Westport Road Church of Christ located at 4500 Westport Rd., Louisville, KY 40207.

6/24/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free HIV Testing at Jefferson Square Park on Thursday
The Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness mobile unit will be at Jefferson Square Park at Sixth and Jefferson from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, offering free HIV testing. The testing is part of Louisville’s observance of National HIV Testing Day.

5/22/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free classes to help people stop smoking using the Cooper/Clayton method. The Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking is a 13-week program that includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products.

5/20/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, June 3 at the Fairdale Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library located at 10620 W. Manslick Rd.

5/13/2013
Workshop to Promote Safe Urban Gardens
On Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Louisville’s Center for Environmental Policy and Management will host a free workshop for anyone interested in learning safe urban gardening practices whether it’s in their backyard or at a community garden plot. The workshop will take place at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3640 River Park Drive.

5/13/2013
Public Urged to Bike to Work on Friday May 17
Leave your car at home and grab your bike for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17. There are six designated Meet & Ride locations in both Louisville and Southern Indiana. At each location, an experienced Ride Captain will be there to guide you on your commute.

5/7/2013
Public Health and Wellness Now Taking Applications for Summer “Change Leaders” Program
Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Health Equity is now taking applications for the Healing Futures Fellowship summer initiative for youth ages 15 to 18 entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2013.

4/1/2013
Free Diabetes Classes Begin April 8 at Ujima Neighborhood Place
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, April 8 at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 3610 Bohne Ave., 40212

3/5/2013
Public-Private Partnership to Bring Colon Cancer Screenings to Low-Income Uninsured
Mayor Greg Fischer and health officials announced a public-private partnership that will provide colon cancer screenings for approximately 1,200 low-income uninsured individuals over the next 16 months.

3/4/2013
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Mini-Grant Applications Now Available
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement is now accepting applications for 2013 mini-grants. The grants will range from $2,000 to $3,000 each and will fund activities that support physical activity, healthy nutrition, tobacco use prevention and cessation and chronic disease prevention and management.

2/21/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free classes to help people stop smoking using the Cooper/Clayton method. All classes, educational materials and nicotine replacement products provided are free. Advance registration for the program is required.

2/20/2013
Free Diabetes Classes Begin March 4 in Shawnee
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Monday, March 4 at the Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, 234 Amy Ave., 40212

1/31/2013
Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free HIV Testing at Community Sites
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer free HIV testing at five community sites in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is February 7.

1/29/2013
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold a series of four free classes for individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes. Classes begin Thursday, February 7 at the East Government Center, 200 Juneau Drive, 40243.

1/16/2013
Craig Blakely to lead the UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Craig H. Blakely, PhD, MPH, dean at the School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, has been named dean of the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS).