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LouisvilleKY Metro joining in Urban League Forum on Opioid Crisis Monday

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will take part in a public forum tonight about the community’s response to the national opioid crisis.  The free event, which is sponsored by the Louisville Urban League, will be held at the organization’s headquarters at 1535 W Broadway from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. Public Health’s Wayne Crabtree will outline the goals and progress thus far of Louisville’s two-year action plan to address substance use disorder, Coming Together for  Hope, Healing and Recovery, which Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled in March. The plan is the product of a community-wide effort that included people…


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LouisvilleKY Launches New Farmers Market Association

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro. Mayor Fischer made the announcement at the Gray Street Farmers Market, a collaboration between the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He was joined by Dr. Craig Blakely, dean of the school, and Fourth…


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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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Pivot to Peace Collaborative to Help Decrease Violence in West Louisville Ky

  LOUISVILLE, KY – January 5, 2016 – KentuckyOne Health, Peace Education Program (Peace Ed), the Louisville Metro Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, and the Commonwealth Institute at the University of Louisville announced the launch of an innovative, evidence-informed collaboration to address and prevent violent crime in West Louisville. Pivot to Peace is designed to build stronger, safer neighborhoods by linking adult survivors of violent gun and knife injuries to community resources. The program will promote healthy choices and avoid further injury or involvement with law enforcement. Ultimately, the goal is…