5 percent — Louisville’s health department earned national accreditation, placing in the top five percent of all health departments in the nation.

5,300 — Louisville’s Syringe Exchange program is exceeding expectations, providing treatment intervention for more than 5,300 people, while reducing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.

13 — Healthy Babies of Louisville, a coalition of 13 health and social service agencies formed to lower infant mortality rates, this year reinstituted the Fetal and Infant Review Board, and increased referrals for prenatal and perinatal services through Metro United Way’s 211 call center.

New Office for Addiction Services

Oversees the MORE Center and Syringe Exchange Program; coordinates resources and fosters a community-wide approach among service providers and stakeholders to reduce the opioid epidemic.

Equity is a priority

  • The Center for Health Equity celebrated 10 years of operation this year, working to equip, train and advocate for equitable policies and practices across government departments, and helping community groups and businesses advance equity across the city.
  • Louisville was one of five cities selected by Living Cities and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity to join Racial Equity Here, an effort to develop tools to address disparities that harm people across our community.

National Culture of Health Prize

Louisville earned the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize, recognizing efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier and more productive lives.