Jul 13 2017 Dr. Sarah Moyer Named Director of Public Health and Wellness

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Sarah S. Moyer M.D., M.P.H., the new Director of the Department of Public Health and Wellness.

Jul 10 2017 Public Health and Wellness and Louisville Free Public Library Offer Course on Heroin Use Prevention

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 11, 2017) – Have you ever worried about your child and drugs? Have you wondered what you can do to stop this problem before it starts? Are you worried that someone you love may be using drugs?

Jul 3 2017 Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners are offering free stop smoking classes using the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program.  The 8-session program includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum.  Participants receive free supplies of nicotine replacement products.       

Jun 23 2017 Public Health and Wellness Seeking Individuals who Attended Camp Blanton in Harlan County, Ky - Possible Bat Exposure

WHO:

Dr. Joann Schulte, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness

WHAT:

The Department of Public Health and Wellness is asking any Jefferson County/Louisville Metro resident who attended Camp Blanton in Harlan County, Ky., June 5 through June 22, to contact LMPHW communicable disease staff at 502-574-8200.

WHY:  

Jun 21 2017 Public Health and Wellness and Community Partners Offer a Week of Free HIV Testing

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

Public Health and Wellness and Community Partners Offer a Week of Free HIV Testing

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (June 21, 2017) The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and several community partners will offer free HIV testing June 25 through June 30 in observance of National HIV Testing Week.

Jun 9 2017 Louisville Syringe Exchange Program Hits Two-Year Mark

The Louisville Metro Syringe Exchange Program will mark its two-year anniversary tomorrow. 

May 25 2017 Louisville Launches New Farmers Market Association

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro.

May 19 2017 Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Announces Annual Worksite Wellness Award Winners

Bellarmine University Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Davenport; Dr. James Frazier, Norton Healthcare Vice-Resident of Medical Affairs and Dr. Sarah Moyer, medical director for the Department of Public Health and Wellness  today presented the annual Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Worksite Wellness Awards to 40 Louisville businesses and 10 businesses from other parts of the state. 

May 18 2017 Specialty Clinic Moves to Broadway Site

The Specialty Clinic, the sexual health clinic of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, has moved from the Central Government Center to a more accessible location at 914 E. Broadway, suite 102.

May 12 2017 Applications Now Being Accepted for Healthy Hometown Mini-Grants

Nonprofit organizations committed to creating a culture of health and wellness can now apply for a 2017 Mayor’s Healthy Hometown mini-grant.

Mini-grants are awarded annually to non-profit organizations offering programs or services within Louisville and Jefferson County that align with the focus areas and goals of Healthy Louisville 2020:

Apr 25 2017 Louisville Metro Police and local pharmacies are taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 29

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (April 26, 2017) – Louisville Metro Police,  the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and three local pharmacies on Saturday will give the public an opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. 

Apr 24 2017 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference and Awards Presentation to be Held May 18

2017 Worksite Wellness Conference is May 18LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Apr 12 2017 Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit

Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit

 

Apr 10 2017 Louisville Metro Police are taking back unused and expired prescription drugs in Third Division on April 12

Safe disposal of medications helps to prevent misuse of narcotics that can lead to addiction

Mar 28 2017 2017 Worksite Wellness Awards Applications Now Accepted

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