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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 

 

BLOG from County Health Rankings & RoadmapsCulture of Health Prize Ignites Collaboration between Communities Tackling Complex Issues

"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]

Courier Journal December 4 2017