News and Notes
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Read past issues:
- February 2020: Considering the Role of Love in Advancing Health Equity
- January 2020: Housing Ordinance
- December 2019: CHE: A Year End Review
- November 2019: Honoring Native American Heritage Month
- October 2019: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
- September 2019: A Public Health Transformation Grounded in our Roots
- August 2019: Work Culture and Systems of Power
- July 2019: Advancing Health Equity
- June 2019: June is LGBTQ Pride Month
- May 2019: The ARC is Back-in-Action!
- November 2018: Our Money Our Voice
- August 2018: Community Health Needs Assessment
- May 2018: We have BIG news!
- April 2018: Health Equity Fund: Recipients Announced!
- April 2018: Special Edition! Applications Open for Racial Equity Youth Council
- March 2018: We've missed you!
- November 2017 (Special): 2017 Health Equity Report Released!
- November 2017: Health Equity Report Preview
- October 2017: Latinx Heritage Month
- August 2017: Racial Equity Youth Council
- May 2017: Digital Divide and Inclusion
- April 2017: Environmental Justice
- March 2017: Women at Work; Redlining
- February 2017: Food System in Crisis
December 11, 2018
Humana Foundation awards $100,000 to Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Center for Health Equity
LOUISVILLE, Ky. –The Humana Foundation has awarded the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Center for Health Equity $100,000. The Humana Foundation has awarded the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Center for Health Equity $75,000 to be used for Our Money Our Voice, a community led decision making process that improves community health. An additional $25,000 has been awarded for the Center for Health Equity to co-create with the Foundation a program to build the capacity of all grantees to advance racial equity. READ MORE.
December 6, 2017
"From a distance, Louisville, Kentucky, and Santa Monica, California, don’t appear to have much in common. One is known for Derby while the other evokes images of beachside fun in the sun. However, when they connected through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize Alumni Network, they found more common ground than expected. Both cities are in periods of significant change, striving to maintain the authenticity that makes each community unique, ensuring equity for the most vulnerable, and creating new models for wellbeing and civic engagement..." [read the full post]
December 4, 2017
From the Courier-Journal:
"Louisville leaders unveiled a comprehensive report Thursday that Mayor Greg Fischer said will be used as a guiding light for policymakers to close the city's health disparities.
The health department's 2017 equity report looked at a number of factors, including homicides, mental health, asthma, and drug and alcohol abuse. It found progress in some areas but staggering disparities along lines of race, income and neighborhoods in others..." [read full article]