Center for Health Equity
The Center for Health Equity provides a new and hopeful approach to the public's health. We work to address the root causes of health disparities by supporting projects, policies and research working to change the correlation between health and longevity and socioeconomic status.
For more information about the Center for Health Equity contact us at 502-574-6616.
Applications being accepted until December 1, 2013!
Get Involved! We Are Looking for 100 Individuals Who Are Commited to Change!
SEEKING APPLICANTS: We are looking for individuals who are committed to change, are problem solvers and critical thinkers, and who can provide an insight or unique perspective on the issue of institutional and structural racism.
ABOUT THE PROJECT: This program will bring together 100 adults from across Louisville to look at how historical and present day institutional racism impacts individuals, communities and institutions in Metro Louisville. Once a month, we will gather in a curriculum-guided study circle format to explore critical issues around structural and institutional racism. Our goal is to develop sustainable actionable policies for change and healing and to help create a city where all of us have the chance to live a long, healthy life regardless of income, education, or ethnic background. Monthly gatherings start in January 2013 and continue through July 2014.
For more information, to apply, or to nominate someone click here!
Healing Futures Fellowship Class of 2013 Graduates
Twenty-five high school students from across Louisville completed the 6-week Healing Futures Fellowship Program. Their graduation included presenting their poster projects to Mayor Greg Fischer and their families. The fellows were also honored as "Healing Ambassadors" with certificates from Mayor Fischer. Learn more about their projects.
Louisville Metro Health Equity Report
The Social Determinants of Health in Louisville Metro Neighborhoods
This report was produced by Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness' Center for Health Equity. The Center for Health Equity works to address the root causes of health disparities by supporting projects, policies and research working to change the correlation between health and longevity and socioeconomic status.
Click here Click here to download the report. (4.5MB PDF file)
Please click here to fill out a brief survey of how you will be using this report.