Aug 13 2019 West Nile Mosquitoes Found in Louisville

The Department of Public Health and Wellness has found West Nile infected mosquitoes in surveillance traps in one Louisville ZIP Code area, 40215. 

Aug 13 2019 Public Health and Wellness at the Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair opens Thursday, August 15.

Aug 8 2019 Picnic in the Park to Encourage and Celebrate Breastfeeding
Saturday’s Event to be Held at Breslin Park Coincides with National Breastfeeding Month

 

Jun 28 2019 Free Classes to Help Smokers Quit

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.

Jun 27 2019 The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act helps to ensure that any woman can work to support her family without risking the health of her pregnancy and developing child

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Jun 11 2019 Public Health and Wellness and Louisville Grows Offer Nutrition Class to Prevent Lead Poisoning

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, in partnership with Louisville Grows, is holding a free Lead Poisoning Prevention Class focusing on which foods can help to prevent lead from being absorbed into the body. The class is targeted to parents of children under age 6 and pregnant women. 

Jun 5 2019 Enforcement of the Children’s Meal Ordinance Goes into Effect Friday

Enforcement of the Children’s Menu Ordinance will begin Friday, June 7. The ordinance applies to all restaurants in Louisville that offer a Children’s Meal that includes a combination of food items and a beverage that are sold together at a single price. 

Jun 4 2019 New Children's Meal Ordinance goes into effect June 7, 2019

Louisville food service establishments offering a children’s meal that includes a combination of food items and a beverage that are sold together at a single price must comply with the provisions of the new Children's Meal Ordinance that goes into effect Friday, June 7.

May 15 2019 Dr. Sarah Moyer recognized as a national leader in public health by the de Beaumont Foundation

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May 8 2019 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Measles Vaccine

If you're a healthcare provider, click here for guidance.

 

What is the best way to prevent measles?

Measles is highly contagious.  Getting the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent measles.

 

May 3 2019 May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

Local Organizations Come Together for City-Wide Mental Health Month Calendar

Apr 18 2019 Measles and Chickenpox Vaccination Clinics to Be Held Tomorrow and Saturday

Measles Remerges in the U.S. with Six Current Outbreaks

 

In the wake of six current measles outbreaks throughout the United States, the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Public Health and Wellness are teaming up to host two reduced-cost immunization clinics on for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and chickenpox April 19 and April 20.

Apr 16 2019 Healthy Start Program Awarded $4.6 Million

Public Health and Wellness Initiative Works to Lower Infant Mortality and Improve Infant Health in West Louisville Neighborhoods

 

The Healthy Start Initiative of the Department of Public Health and Wellness has been awarded a five-year $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

Apr 3 2019 Measles & Chickenpox Vaccination Clinic to Be Held April 19 and 20

 

Measles Remerges in the U.S. with Five Current Outbreaks

In the wake of five current measles outbreaks throughout the United States, the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Public Health and Wellness are teaming up to host two reduced-cost immunization clinics on for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and chickenpoxApril 19 and April 20.

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