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

Dr. Sarah Moyer 

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

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