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LouisvilleKY adds new resource with External Agency Fund

Application process for funding is now underway   LOUISVILLE, KY (January 10, 2017) – The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods is aiming to collaborate with nonprofit organizations who have innovative and effective strategies to reduce violence in select neighborhoods. One Love Louisville is the city’s comprehensive plan to reduce citywide violence around homicide, suicide and drug overdose rates. To qualify for support through this fund, agencies must demonstrate they use a public health approach to reducing violence, and provide services to young people ages 14-24 and their families in these areas of service: Decreasing violence in targeted Zones of…


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LouisvilleKY’s Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Radon Test Kits

January is National Radon Action Month LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 9, 2017) January is National Radon Action month. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants you to know the dangers of radon and encourages you to test your home. The department is offering free radon test kits while the supply lasts. You can request a kit online by clicking here or by calling 574-6650. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is naturally found in soil. It can enter the home through small cracks in the home’s foundation and can cause lung cancer through prolonged exposure….


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LouisvilleKY health officials concerned about rise in Whooping Cough cases

Louisville, KY.,  – A recent spike in whooping cough cases is prompting health officials to remind parents to get their infants immunized on schedule.  Officials also urge parents, grandparents and caregivers as well as older children to get booster vaccine to prevent the disease.   According to CDC data, there were 449 whooping cough cases in Kentucky this year through November 26 compared to 163 cases for all of 2015. Since August 7 there have been six laboratory confirmed whooping cough cases and four additional possible cases in Louisville.  Most of those cases were linked to adults who were unsure…


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A ‘relationship change’ in LouisvilleKY’s healthcare scene

Story by Jill Scoggins at uoflnews.com  Louisville, KY., – The University of Louisville, University Medical Center and KentuckyOne Health today announced they have agreed to redesign their partnership with a vision to better support the future of health and wellness in Louisville and across Kentucky. UofL and KentuckyOne Health will continue their academic affiliation, which includes decades-long Academic Affiliation Agreements with Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehab Institute. The Joint Operating Agreement established in 2012 will be revised, bringing management of University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center to UMC. This decision was agreed upon by all…


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LouisvilleKy’s Healing Place Announces New Construction

Project Demolition: Breaking Down the Walls to Recovery Photos from www.thehealingplace.org (LOUISVILLE, KY) — The Healing Place, Louisville’s nationally recognized addiction recovery center, announced today that it will be expanding its Men’s Campus at 1020 West Market Street in downtown Louisville. The approved construction plans will double the number of beds in the detox facility and add nearly 200 beds to the long-term recovery program in order to help address the community’s growing substance abuse challenges. “This is not about a building,” said Karyn Hascal, President of The Healing Place during a press conference. “It is about delivering hope to the…


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Keep Warm, and Stay Safe During the Holidays

Content provided by Almost Family Trees, wreaths and other holiday trimmings are festive – but also flammable. Not only that, but as temperatures drop Kentuckians utilize space heaters and other methods to try and keep warm. And while space heaters can be a quick way to heat a room, they can also sometimes be dangerous. In fact, space heaters are involved in more than 25,000 home fires and 6,000 emergency room visits a year, according to the Harvard University Health and Environmental Group. About a third of all home fires occur between December and February. Home health provider Almost Family, which has…


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Ideas to keep LouisvilleKY Kids’ Minds Active During Holiday Break

  LOUISVILLE, KY (November 29, 2016) – Attention parents! Are you a last-minute shopper? Do you enjoy cooking during the holidays? Do you need to keep things afloat at work? Do you need to clean and prepare your home for out-of-town guests? Maybe you just want to unwind and soak in the joy of the season. No matter what the reason, the Annual Winter Camp at The J provides an opportunity to keep kids’ minds and bodies active while on school break, and it gives parents time to get things accomplished during a typically hectic time of year. The J,…


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Passport Health Plan expands healthcare in LouisvilleKY and across Kentucky

Passport Health Plan partners with The Little Clinic to increase healthcare access for members around Kentucky Louisville, Ky. – Passport Health Plan has added The Little Clinic inside select Kroger stores around Kentucky to its growing network of accepted healthcare providers, effective January 1, 2017. “We are very excited to add The Little Clinic to our network of healthcare providers around the Commonwealth,” said Mark B. Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan. “Opening access to these additional services will allow our members to get the care and treatment that they need to live healthier lives.” The Little Clinic locations are…


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There’s more going on between UofL and UK than this Saturday’s game in LouisvilleKY

Story from uoflnews.com   Louisville, Ky., – On the football field this Saturday, it will be Red versus Blue, the Cardinals battling the Wildcats, the Ville going against Big Blue Nation. The rivalry between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky has been called one of the most heated in collegiate sports in the nation. But beyond the gridiron, there are numerous examples of the University of Louisville working with the University of Kentucky in research that holds promise to improve life not only for Kentuckians but for people throughout the United States and around the world. Currently,…


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Vision Russell seeking ideas for community improvements in LouisvilleKY’s Russell

Louisville, KY – This summer, the Vision Russell team, a community-based partnership led by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority and Louisville Metro Government, was awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development which, along with $375,000 in matching funds from Louisville Metro Government, will be used for “action activities” that will help begin to make visible changes in the Russell neighborhood. Now, the community’s help is needed to decide what to do with the grant funds. Ideal projects are those that are community inspired, can be implemented within one year and will be sustainable over…