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University of Louisville establishes Youth Violence Prevention Research Center

  CDC awards $5.7 million to the School of Public Health and Information Sciences to develop community partnership LOUISVILLE, Ky. November 19, 2015 – Many West Louisville youth experience and are affected by violence. In hopes of addressing this tragic community issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) $5.7 million to establish a Youth Violence Prevention Research Center. Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey were among key community members and partners present to establish the new University of Louisville Youth Violence…

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Louisville’s Jefferson Memorial Forest offers free enjoyment of Fall

Louisville, Ky., – Families can enjoy the fall colors in Jefferson Memorial Forest at the Mayor’s Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure Sat., Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can get a pumpkin, take a hay ride, and hike trails of various lengths through the Forest at the height of fall color. The 11th annual hike is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, encouraging better health and wellness by highlighting opportunities for increased physical activity. The event is free to the public and the first 500 participants receive a T-shirt. Activities include a children’s nature exploration area,…