Jan 11 2018 Public Health and Wellness Offering Free Class Series to Prevent Diabetes

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will sponsor a free 16-week class series, PreventT2, to help people prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Jan 9 2018 Get a free radon test kit for your home

January is National Radon Action Month

Jan 5 2018 Dr. Lori Caloia Named Medical Director for Public Health and Wellness

Jan 4 2018 Start the New Year Right – Become a Non-Smoker!

Start the New Year Right!  Become a non-smoker.  You’ll feel better and you’ll live longer.  Do it for your health.  Do it for your family.  Do it for yourself!

Nov 29 2017 Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness releases Health Equity Report 2017

Hospital admissions from asthma and tobacco use among middle schoolers both have declined in Louisville over the past six years, according to the latest health equity report released today by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness’ Center for Health Equity.

Nov 13 2017 Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day; get screened!

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day; get screened!

Local health coalition promoting online screening tool and services


Oct 30 2017 Mayor Fischer reminds people the Affordable Care Act is still the law, and open enrollment starts this week
Enrollment period is shorter this year and ends Dec. 15. ‘Don’t wait,’ Mayor says

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined agency officials and public health advocates to remind those without health insurance that they can enroll for a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act starting on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Oct 25 2017 Kentucky Health Career Center recognized for connecting job seekers and employers


Oct 12 2017 Mayor Fischer appoints Vincent James as Chief of Community Building

Mayor Fischer today announced the promotion of Vincent James to Louisville’s Chief of Community Building, which includes a leading role in the city’s comprehensive public safety strategy.

Sep 28 2017 Whooping Cough cases in infants spike
Officials warn parents to immunize infants on schedule. Parents, caregivers and siblings should also get a whooping cough booster

The Department of Public Health and Wellness is seeing a dramatic spike in whooping cough (pertussis) cases in infants one year of age and younger. From Sept.1-26, there were six cases in infants 12 months of age and younger.

Sep 28 2017 Mayor Announces 13th Annual Healthy Hometown Mini Grant Recipients

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 28, 2017) – Five local nonprofit organizations today received Mayor’s Healthy Hometown mini grants totaling $49,082. 


Sep 20 2017 Public Health and Wellness and Library Offer Class on Heroin Use Prevention

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (September 20, 2017) The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Louisville Free Public Library will offer the class, Heroin Hurts Louisville on Tuesday, Sept., 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the South Central Regional Library at 7300 Jefferson Blvd. and again on Tuesday, Oct., 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Matthews Library at 3940 Grandview Ave. The 90-minute class is free. Registration is required.

Sep 8 2017 August SAFE Award Winner -- St. Joseph Children's Home

Kitchen Staff at St. Joseph's Children's Home Holding SAFE Award

Aug 28 2017 Reduce your risk of developing diabetes

Need some help loosing weight and increasing your physical activity? The Diabetes Prevention Program is a 16 week lifestyle change program about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavioral changes focused on reducing your risk for developing diabetes.

We want to help you reach your wellness goals. Classes are forming now and may be free of charge for interested participants. 

Aug 23 2017 West Nile Mosquitoes Found in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 23, 2017) – The Department of Public Health and Wellness has found West Nile infected mosquitoes in surveillance traps in six Louisville ZIP Code areas.  The ZIP Codes are 40204, 40205, 40206, 40208, 40212 and 40214.