Dec 11 2018 Humana Foundation awards $100,000 to Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Center for Health Equity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 4, 2018) – The Humana Foundation has awarded the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Center for Health Equity $100,000.

Dec 10 2018 Living Room Program Opens to Public, Expands Services

Diversion program for mental health and substance use disorder celebrates first year of operation

 

LOUISVILLE, KY – One year after its start as a pilot program limited to two Louisville Metro Police divisions, the Living Room program is now open to the public.

Nov 30 2018 Neighborhood Place Partners Host Holiday Festivities, a Women's Empowerment Group and Much More

Neighborhood Place joins with community partners to host the Park DuValle Holiday Festival on Dec. 1 featuring visits with Santa and a holiday concert, and a Kwanzaa Reception on Dec.

Nov 26 2018 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships to be held at Joe Creason Park 2,000 Professional and Amateur Cyclists Will Descend Upon Louisville Dec. 11-16
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Nov 16 2018 Protect Yourself and Family Visiting for Thanksgiving

Health officials urge flu and hepatitis A immunizations

 

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is reminding residents to get immunized against hepatitis A and the flu.

Nov 2 2018 Neighborhood Place Partners celebrate 25th anniversary and annual Magnificent Taste

Neighborhood Place partners offer valuable workshops and services  each month like car seat safety checks, educational baby showers and a healthy living club.  The month of November features two special events including the 25th anniversary celebration of First Neighborhood Place and the annual Magnificent Taste which assists needy families during the  holidays.  To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.

Oct 2 2018 Neighborhood Place hosts three Halloween events, Medicare enrollment info and more

Neighborhood Place partners have organized three family-friendly events for Halloween as well as several valuable services and resources in October including a “Freedom from Smoking” series, an outreach by Medicare/Medicaid plan representatives, the next edition in the “Addiction 101” series and much more.To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.

Sep 27 2018 West Nile virus confirmed in five Louisville residents

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has confirmed West Nile virus in five Louisville residents.  Four of the West Nile cases were neuroinvasive, a serious form of the disease in which the virus attacks the brain or the tissues lining the brain and spinal cord leading to encephalitis or meningitis.  There have been no deaths from West Nile this year.

Sep 25 2018 Free Services Offered to Local Homeless Population Oct. 3

 Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2018 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, on Wed., Oct. 3. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services, State ID’s, and many other forms of assistance. 

Sep 24 2018 Mayor Fischer Appoints Two New Board of Health Members
Three other Board of Health members reappointed though July 2021

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed two new members to the Louisville Metro Board of Health.  Both terms run to July 31, 2021.

Aug 31 2018 Learn Mindfulness training, healthy cooking and much more at Neighborhood Place in September

Neighborhood Place partners offer a variety of health-focused events and services in September including a healthy cooking class, a Diabetes management class, an educational baby shower and an opportunity to learn Mindfulness techniques.  For more details about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.

Aug 29 2018 Louisville Resilience Launches New Phase and Discovery Area Teams

 Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience and Community Services is inviting the public to participate in a meeting to kick off Phase II of the Louisville Resilience initiative on Monday, Sept. 10.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main Branch, 301 York Street, and will include the Louisville Resilience team, business leaders, educators, non-profit organizations, members of the faith community, and residents.

Aug 27 2018 Ohio River Valley Northeast (ORVNE) Segment Public Meeting: September 10

Louisville Public Works needs your input! Join us for a public meeting on the design of the Louisville Loop's ORVNE segment from Timber Ridge Road to the Lewis and Clark Bridge. We will have maps and other information about the 100-mile Louisville Loop and ORVNE projects.

Public Works is seeking input prior to designing this path. We will take comments, concerns and questions both at the meeting and afterwards via email. 

Aug 20 2018 Mayor and community leaders urge Louisville residents to participate in in suicide prevention training

QPR Suicide Prevention TrainingGoal: Raise awareness, in part by setting a Guinness world record for number trained in a single week

Aug 15 2018 Public Health and Wellness at the Kentucky State Fair

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will be on hand tomorrow when the Kentucky State Fair opens and throughout the fair’s 11-day run.  The department will be out inspecting food vendors to make sure that the food that fairgoers eat is safe.  It will also provide parents a safe and quiet place to breast-feed and change their babies.  Public Health and Wellness will also be working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Louisville Medical Reserve Corps