LouisvilleKY groups release New Body Safety Guide

Body Safety 101: A caregiver’s guide to empowering your child and safe body boundaries. (Louisville, KY,) The Kosair Charities® Face It Movement has partnered with the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to create a new tool to continue to fight child abuse in our community. The new tool offers a guide for parents and caregivers on taking steps to surround children with safe caregivers in safe environments and talking with children about their bodies, body safety, and personal boundaries. “Parents and caregivers need the tools to talk to their children about body safety. This…

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LouisvilleKY vacant lot now a new park in Smoketown

Mayor Fischer joins Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to cut ribbon on May Hillerich Park Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page Louisville, KY., – To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has transformed a vacant lot in Smoketown into a park for the public’s use. Mayor Fischer joined the company to officially open May Hillerich Park at 813 Jackson Street earlier this week. May Hillerich was the sister of Bud Hillerich, creator of the Louisville Slugger, and played a critical role in the early success and growth of the company. “I would like to thank Louisville Slugger…

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LouisvilleKY Mayor reminds people the Affordable Care Act is still the law, open enrollment starts this week

Enrollment period is shorter this year and ends Dec. 15. ‘Don’t wait,’ Mayor says LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined agency officials and public health advocates to remind those without health insurance that they can enroll for a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act starting on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The open enrollment period is much shorter than in years past, ending on Dec. 15. “With all the news about what’s been going on and not going on in Washington in regard to the Affordable Care Act, people may not realize that they can still enroll,”…

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LouisvilleKY’s New Roots receives financial boost from Humana Foundation

Louisville, Ky., — The fight for food justice just got a little easier thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Humana Foundation to New Roots, Inc., a local organization that believes access to fresh food is a basic human right, by enabling over 1800 families from across the Commonwealth and southern Indiana to access affordable, organic farm-fresh food from 50 Kentucky family farms.   New Roots and partners from the Humana Foundation, Smoketown Fresh Stop Market @ Coke Memorial UMC, Russell Fresh Stop Market @ Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith will be on hand at Coke…

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11th Annual Derby City Cup this weekend at LouisvilleKY’s Joe Creason Park

  Louisville, Ky. – A new cyclocross course at Joe Creason Park will debut at the 11th annual Derby City Cup for amateur and professional cyclocross competitions Nov. 4-5. Athletes and spectators also will be treated to new sounds and tastes at the B4 Festival – bikes, bands, beer, and barbeque – at the venue on Nov. 4 during the world-class bicycle competitions. Races on Saturday will feature the nation’s best pro women and men as they battle for the $35,000 prize purse in the grand finale of the Sho-Air US Cup-CX Series. These UCI Category 2 races also provide points for USA Cycling’s Pro Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX). On…

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LouisvilleKY-based WellCare reports Pilot Program Reduces Opioid Dispensing by 50 Percent Among At-Risk Populations

Company to implement program solutions across Medicaid markets in 2018 to help prevent opioid misuse, abuse and addiction LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation faces a growing opioid crisis, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, saw a 50 percent reduction in opioid dispensing among members participating in a pharmacy management program in the company’s Kentucky market. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the amount of prescription opioids sold in the United States has quadrupled since 1999, and 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. These numbers…

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LouisvilleKY sees change at the top at Baptist Health

 LOUISVILLE, KY (OCT. 23, 2017) – The chief operating officer (COO) of Wisconsin’s largest private employer and healthcare system has been named CEO of Baptist Health following a nationwide search. Gerard “Ger” Colman will assume his new role with Baptist Health on Monday, Dec. 4. The COO for the Aurora Health Care System in Milwaukee, Wisc., has been involved in healthcare for 25 years, with wide-ranging experience in operations, finance, information technology and physician engagement. He replaces Steve Hanson, who departed in March. “Ger Colman has been preparing to take the reins as a CEO for his entire career –…

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LouisvilleKY to hold Free paper shredding and drug toss event this weekend

Louisville, KY., – Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 28, 2017. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is a joint operation of Metro Public Works and Louisville Metro Police. Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to: Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center Lot W Phillips Lane Saturday, October 28, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled….

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New LouisvilleKY ECHO Mobile unveiled

LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwomen Vicki Welch and Cindi Fowler and other local officials joined staff from Louisville Parks and Recreation and Wilderness Louisville on Saturday, October 21 to unveil the newest addition to Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Natural Areas Division’s “Louisville is Engaging Children in Outdoors” (“ECHO”) Program. The “ECHO Mobile” will take the ECHO Program on the road, allowing programming once held solely at Jefferson Memorial Forest to be available in neighborhoods throughout Louisville. “In the past, we’ve been fortunate to be able to bring kids from nature poor areas in Louisville…

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LOUISVILLE, KY (OCTOBER 13, 2017) -Engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters will unite at Fourth Street Live! to share their innovations and ideas. Makers will be present from noon-5pm to present their experiments, projects, and hobbies on Saturday, October 21st. This is a family-friendly event until 5pm, and then Big Kid fun will begin at 6pm for those 21+. The 5th annual Louisville Mini Maker Faire has created a new partnership with Fourth Street Live! this year, as the event continues to grow. The Mini Maker Fair has previously been held in union with Nulu Fest and at West Main Street’s Museum Row. In 2006, the editors of _Make: Magazine_ set out…