Mar 12 2019 Budget Cuts Could Worsen the Health of the City

Budget cuts could worsen public health  Investing in public health saves lives and protects communit

Mar 12 2019 Keep the madness on the court this March! Make sure your party foods are safe.

Food Safety tips for March Madness celebrationsMarch madne

Mar 1 2019 Dr Moyer responds to the Courier Journal’s coverage of the state’s hepatitis A outbreak

When we were in the middle of the hepatitis A outbreak, The Courier Journal covered our response, and a CJ reporter and photographer even spent time with us to see exactly how we were dealing with the outbreak.

Feb 18 2019 Department of Public Health and Wellness Releases Health Impact Assessment on the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Rights Act

Citing the desire to inform policy around Kentucky’s pregnant workers to ensure healthy pregnancies and full-term births, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Center for Health Equity (CHE) and the Louisville Metro Board of Health have released a Health Impact Assessment of the Kentucky Pregnan

Feb 12 2019 Another record breaking week for flu

Last week (Feb. 3 - 9) reported cases of flu hit a new high: 921 cases for the week.  Cases are overwhelmingly infulenza strain A.  This brings our total number of flu cases for this season to 4,623.  There have been 6 influenza related deaths. You can see more at our Flu Activity page.

Feb 11 2019 Residents of Council Districts 6 and 8 to Vote on Publicly Funded Projects

Voting to Be Held Feb 15 through March 15

 

Feb 5 2019 LGBTQ Initiative Survey

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is partnering with the University of Louisville Center for Families and Wellbein

Feb 2 2019 Reports of Flu Cases Exceed Previous Weeks

719 new cases of flu were reported last week (Jan. 27 - Feb 2). That's a new high for this flu season.  The predominant strain continues to be type A which is covered in this year's flu vaccine.  You can see more more detail on flu in Louisville by viewing our weekly influenza data briefs found HERE.

Jan 30 2019 Free Radon Test Kits

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit by visitng this link or by calling 574-6650.

Jan 28 2019 High Number of Flu Cases Reported

The week of January 20 - 26 yielded the highest number of confirmed cases reported in one week for this flu season:

Jan 15 2019 National Center for Healthy Housing Awards $20,000 grant to LMPHW for childhood lead poisoning prevention

The National Center for Healthy Housing in collaboration with the National Environmental Health Association, the National Association of City and County Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) to use as part of their strategy for childhood lead poisoning prevention.  The award also

Jan 14 2019 Whooping Cough cases spike in Louisville

Officials recommend that doctors test for whooping cough and urge parents, caregivers and siblings to get a whooping cough booster

 

Dec 17 2018 Farm Share Pilot Program Increases Vegetable Consumption in Metro Government Employees

Data from a pilot project that linked Louisville Metro Government employees with produce grown by a local farm indicate that the participating employees increased their vegetable consumption by an average of two servings per day.

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.