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

Aug 8 2018 Neighborhood Residents to Make Budgeting Decisions in Two Metro Council Districts

Logo for Our Money Our Voice - a participatory budgeting project for residents of council districts 6 & 8

Aug 3 2018 West Nile mosquitoes found in Louisville

The Department of Public Health and Wellness has found West Nile infected mosquitoes in surveillance traps in three Louisville ZIP Code areas.  The ZIP Codes are 40212, 40213, and 40214.

Jul 19 2018 State and City Officials Report on Hepatitis A Outbreak

 Kentucky’s current hepatitis A outbreak is now the biggest outbreak in the United States and the biggest ever recorded in both Kentucky and Louisville.

Jul 13 2018 Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 13, 2018) – 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.

Jul 12 2018 Public-private partnership addresses West End food desert
Cash Savers Grocery Teams with Dare to Care, Catholic Charities, and Louisville Metro Government to open retail food shop.
 
Jun 25 2018 Ten Important Things to Know about Louisville’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

The number of people in Louisville who are getting hepatitis A continues to grow.  As of today, there have been 478 cases and three deaths.    Here are 10 key things to know:

Jun 22 2018 Metro joining in Urban League Forum on Opioid Crisis Monday

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will take part in a public forum Monday about the community’s response to the national opioid crisis.  The free event, which is sponsored by the Louisville Urban League, will be held at the organization’s headquarters at 1535 W Broadway from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Jun 21 2018 Louisville Farmers Market Association Releases Local Food Guide

2018 Local Food Guide CoverThe Louisville Farmers

Jun 14 2018 Employee at White Castle on Greene Way diagnosed with hepatitis A virus

An employee of the White Castle restaurant at 2350 Greene Way has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.   

Jun 12 2018 Employee at Jimmy John’s on Broadway diagnosed with hepatitis A virus

An employee of Jimmy John’s restaurant at 332 W. Broadway has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.   

Jun 8 2018 Mayor Fischer receives national Health Leadership Award

Mayor Greg Fischer was presented a Health Leadership Award this evening at the opening dinner of the US Conference of Mayors 86th annual meeting in Boston. The award was presented by CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, that regularly evaluates the nation’s 40 largest cities on the number and strength of their policies that help people live longer, better lives.

Jun 8 2018 Employee at Speedway diagnosed with hepatitis A virus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 8, 2018) –  An employee of the Speedway located at 5400 Antle Dr. has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A. 

Only customers who ate prepared food products such as pizza, hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches at this Speedway from May 15, 2018 to May 31, 2018 may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus.  Customers who purchased fuel or packaged goods are not at risk.

Jun 1 2018 Employee at St. Matthews Denny’s diagnosed with hepatitis A virus

An employee of Denny’s restaurant at 4030 Dutchman’s Lane in St. Matthews has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.   Another employee at the same restaurant was diagnosed with acute hepatitis A in March.  The two cases are not related.

May 22 2018 Louisville Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life
Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report

Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings.