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 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.

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 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 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

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