Achieving health equity will take collaboration between people and organizations across our entire community. CHE leads or participates in dozens of collaborations including Healthy Babies Louisville, Louisville Health Advisory Board, United Community and Healthy Start. Ready for K (Kindergarten) Alliance, The Kentucky Infant Mortality Collaboration Innovation and Improvement Network and March of Dimes are also important partners working on early childhood development.
LMPHW’s partnership with the March of Dimes has led to the development of a new Healthy Babies Louisville workgroup to address implicit bias as a factor in the disproportionately high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality experienced by Black women. CHE also develops plans and programs to address issues such as substance use disorder, LGBT health issues, diabetes, smoking, asthma and suicide.
Strategic Partnerships allow us to bring resources and expertise from all over the community together with research and data to develop better solutions to big problems. Forty nine organizations contributed to Hope, Healing and Recovery: A Plan to Address Substance Use and Misuse in Louisville. This comprehensive plan to meet the challenge of substance use disorder in our community details 10 concrete actions that the community can take to address root causes and assigns each action to a community partner. LMPHW is assigned two actions, but as a result of strategic partnerships, all ten actions have a champion.
Equitable Community Partnerships