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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 City Homeless Street Count Scheduled for January 25

Volunteers are needed for important efforts regarding city’s homeless population   Louisville, KY (January 16, 2018) — The Coalition for the Homeless, in partnership with Centerstone, has scheduled the 2018 Homeless Street Count for Thursday, January 25, from 4am-6am. Conducted each year in January, the goal of the Street Count is to verify the number of people sleeping outdoors in Metro Louisville. The Coalition and its partnering homeless service providers rely heavily on volunteers for this effort and need hundreds of volunteers to help conduct the count again this year. “The more volunteers we have – the more areas we can cover, and the…


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Onco360 and CareMed Specialty Pharmacy Patients Notified of Data Security Incident

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — A recent data security incident affected patients receiving services from Onco360 and CareMed Specialty Pharmacy.  On November 14, 2017, suspicious activity involving an employee’s email account was identified. Independent computer forensic experts were engaged to assist with the investigation. On November 30, 2017, the forensic investigation determined that an unauthorized user appeared to have gained access to email accounts of three employees. A detailed review of the impacted e-mail accounts was performed, and on January 8, 2018, it was determined that a limited number of those e-mails may have contained demographic information, medication and clinical information, health insurance information and…


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WellCare Provides $35,000 to Support LouisvilleKY Addiction Recovery Programs

Response Recognizes Growing Health Challenges of Opioid Abuse in Kentucky PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — In the face of a growing opioid abuse epidemic, WellCare of Kentucky is donating $35,000 to support addiction recovery programs in Louisvilleand eastern Kentucky. WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is this week donating $10,000 to The Healing Place in Louisville and $25,000 to Addiction Recovery Care, (ARC) which operates seven residential facilities throughout eastern Kentucky. “Our interest is in saving lives and improving the health of people in Kentucky,” said Bill Jones, president of WellCare of Kentucky. “Opioid abuse is life-threatening – that’s obvious. But it, and other addictions, also prevents entire families from living…


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Mayor Fischer gives LouisvilleKY a progress report

Louisville, KY., – Last week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer gave his State of the City address and released a “Progress Report” for 2017. The following is his letter announcing the report and a link to the report, itself: Letter from Mayor Fischer: Our city is going through a tremendous renaissance in job growth, construction and educational attainment. We have earned a host of accolades from around the world as a city on the move, because we offer a unique combination of economic opportunity, great quality of life, signature tourist attractions and the zeal to create a community where everyone in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Crisis Phase of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Begins Jan. 8

Expanded eligibility allows residents with a past due amount on current utility bill to apply  Louisville, KY., – The annual program that helps prevent low income residents of Louisville from being disconnected from utility services begins Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is administered by Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services. The Crisis Phase of LIHEAP will run from Jan. 8 – March 30, or until available funds have been expended, whichever comes first. This year’s Crisis Program features expanded eligibility which allows residents  receiving a current utility bill with a past…


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LouisvilleKy-based Atria’s New Storytelling App and Cards Encourage Relationship Building and Wisdom Sharing

  Atria StoryWise™ strives to help people create a wiser, more connected world – one story at a time. Photos from www.atriaseniorliving.com LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — From the time humans first walked the earth, storytelling has been our purest way of preserving our cultural history and passing wisdom from generation to generation. Today, we live in an age where we have access to dizzying amounts of cheap, often unsubstantiated information. Yet information does not equal wisdom. It only becomes wisdom when it is shared in the context of personal experience – which makes storytelling more important and valuable than ever. Atria Senior Living serves…


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Face It® Movement Releases Ten Child Safety Tips for LouisvilleKY Caregivers During the Holiday Season and Beyond

(Louisville, KY, – The 2017 holiday season is well underway and, as families gather to celebrate and spend time together, Face It® has released tips for family, friends, neighbors, and the broader community to keep kids safe. The holidays can be stressful for many reasons and everyone can play a role in keeping kids safe, including preventing abuse and avoiding unsafe situations that can result from excessive alcohol, overly stressed parents, and children’s contact with extended family and friends. Here are ten helpful tips to share with friends and family about child safety. Talking to other adults about child abuse can…


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Registration for annual LouisvilleKY’s JMF Valentine’s Day hike continues

Louisville, KY., – Romantic Valentine evenings await on February 13 and 14 at Jefferson Memorial Forest.  For only $35, couples will be treated to a romantic candle-lit hike that ends with a view of Louisville’s lights from the scenic Manor House, where couples will enjoy hot beverages, rich hors d’ouvres and desserts, and the cozy warmth of a hearth. “The natural beauty of Jefferson Memorial Forest is a great fit with Valentine’s Day,” said Rebecca Minnick, Program Manager at Jefferson Memorial Forest. “Couples can have a romantic evening by taking a stroll through the woods, then relaxing in front of the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Baptist Health joins CareSource Health Plan Network

CareSource Marketplace members have access to the largest nonprofit health system in Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — CareSource and Baptist Health have reached an agreement to provide quality access to health care for consumers in Kentucky and southern Indiana through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Beginning in January 2018, Baptist Health providers in both states will accept CareSource Marketplace members seeking health care and physician services. The agreement gives CareSource members access to a wide variety of services available through Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health’s physician network, and Baptist Health hospitals — Baptist Health Corbin, Baptist Health La Grange, Baptist Health Lexington, Baptist Health Louisville, Baptist…


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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…