|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.
|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
Goal: 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|
|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.