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Health and Wellness Newsroom - 2009 Archive


12/21/2009
H1N1 Vaccine Available to All
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today announced it will be offering immunization clinics for anyone interested in obtaining the H1N1 vaccine.

12/11/2009
Barbershop Health Fair
Public Health & Wellness to Sponsor Barbershop Health Fair

12/10/2009
17,600 Vaccinated In School Campaign First Week
More than 17,000 Vaccinated during First Week of H1N1 Immunizations in Schools

11/24/2009
School H1N1 Immunizations to Begin Monday, Nov. 30
School H1N1 Immunizations to Begin Monday

11/19/2009
H1N1 Clinic to Be Held Nov 24
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold another clinic to immunize those at high-risk from H1N1 flu.The walk-in clinic will be held Tuesday November 24 at the Mount Zion Baptist Church located at 1501 S. 34th St. The clinic will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. as long as vaccine supply lasts. No appointments are necessary.

11/17/2009
H1N1 Clinic to Be Held Saturday Nov 21
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold another clinic to immunize those at high-risk from H1N1 flu. The Department has 3,000 vaccine doses available for this clinic - about 1,500 nasal mist doses and 1,500 injections (shots).

11/4/2009
Public Health & Wellness Announces First H1N1 Vaccine Clinics
Public Health & Wellness Announces First H1N1 Vaccine Clinics

10/29/2009
Second Trans Fat Forum Oct. 29
Second Board of Health Artificial Trans Fat Forum Tonight

10/16/2009
Public Health and Wellness and Louisville Water Company Launch “Clean Hands” Campaign
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Louisville Water Company want you to wash your hands…thoroughly! The Clean Hands Campaign provides a free 5x5 decal that reads “Don’t share your germs! Keep hands clean!” that can be posted in restrooms all over the city…in schools, restaurants, churches, childcare facilities, and businesses.

10/15/2009
Slugger Field Flu Shot Clinic Sunday
The Slugger Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic will be held Sunday October 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 401 E. Main St. There will be plenty of free parking. No appointments are necessary. Seasonal flu shots will be available for everyone 6 months of age or Flu shots cost $25. The nasal flu mist costs $25. Medicare Part B and Passport will cover the cost for those with those insurance plans. older.

10/14/2009
Board of Health to Hold Two Community Forums on Artificial Trans Fat
The Louisville Metro Board of Health will hold two community forums on the health effects of consuming foods with artificial trans fat and will seek input on what should be done to protect Louisville citizens. The forums will be held on Tuesday October 27 and on Thursday October 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 400 E. Gray St. each night. Free parking is available.

10/13/2009
Community Events Planned for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 25 - 31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the Louisville Metro Department of Housing and Family Services will hold special events in observance of National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. All events are free.

10/2/2009
Health Officials Respond to H1N1 Flu Death
The Kentucky Public Health laboratory has confirmed that the death of a 41 year old female on September 21 in Louisville was caused by lung disease related to the H1N1 virus.

10/1/2009
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Diabetes Classes
Individuals interested in learning about and managing diabetes are invited to attend a series of four free classes being offered by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness. Classes begin Wednesday, October 7 at Neighborhood House, 201 N. 25th Street. Classes are free and attendance at the entire series of four classes is encouraged. All classes begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Phone 574-6663 for reservations or for more information.

9/22/2009
Shingles Vaccine Gone
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has administered its entire stock of low-cost shingles shots. The shots became available for $10 each last week at the department’s flu shot clinics. The current supply of low-cost Zostavax vaccine has been exhausted and shots are no longer available.

9/10/2009
Public Health and Wellness to Begin Regular Season Flu Shots on Monday
Beginning Monday September 14, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer flu shots to guard against regular seasonal flu to everyone age six months or older. Flu shots cost $25. The nasal flu mist costs $25. Medicare Part B and Passport will cover the cost for those with those insurance plans. The Department of Public Health and Wellness never turns anyone away because of inability to pay.

8/25/2009
Public Health and Wellness to Begin Regular Season Flu Shots September 14
Beginning September 14, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer flu shots to guard against regular seasonal flu to everyone age six months or older. Flu shots cost $25. The nasal flu mist costs $25. Medicare Part B and Passport will cover the cost for those with those insurance plans. The Department of Public Health and Wellness never turns anyone away because of inability to pay.

8/20/2009
Center for Health Equity to Hold Open House and Block Party on Saturday
The Department of Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Heath Equity, 2422 W. Chestnut St., will hold an open house and block party on Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8/17/2009
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Nicotine Patches to Stop Smoking
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is now offering free nicotine replacement patches to those who enroll in Cooper/Clayton stop smoking classes now through October 20.

8/13/2009
Louisville Gets First Bike Lockers and Launches Bike Library
Louisville’s first bike lockers were unveiled today on the grounds of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness at 400 E. Gray St. The lockers will be available to the general public free of charge. The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness also announced the establishment of the Metro Bike Library. Bikes will be available on loan to employees of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness to travel to out-of office meeting and to use on lunch breaks.

7/21/2009
Fourth Annual Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet to Be Held July 30 and 31
Louisville’s fourth annual Tommie Smith Youth Track and Field Meet will be held Thursday and Friday July 30 and 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at Moore Traditional School located at 6415 Outer Loop. More than 600 children ages five to twelve will participate and each participant will receive a medal. Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith will be on hand all day July 31.

6/22/2009
Healthy Start Wins Major HRSA Grant
The Healthy Start initiative of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has been awarded a new grant of $6,375,000.00 from the U.S. Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). The monies will fund Healthy Start for the next five years and will be allocated in increments of $1,275,000.00 annually.

6/19/2009
Louisville Celebrates the Opening of Its Newest Farmers Market
Louisville Celebrates the Opening of Its Newest Farmers Market

6/11/2009
Public Health and Wellness Begins Mosquito Fogging
Public Health and Wellness Begins Mosquito Fogging

6/3/2009
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Nicotine Patches
Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Nicotine Patches

6/2/2009
Department of Public Health and Wellness Announces Nurse of the Year Winners
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness recently honored two of its staff members as “Nurses of the Year.” Each year the department names a winner in both the Clinical Nurse and Outreach Nurse categories.

4/2/2009
Public Health and Wellness Observes National Minority Health Awareness Month
April is National Minority Health Awareness Month. The goal of National Minority Health Awareness Month is to bring about awareness of disparities between the health of minorities and the general population and to highlight initiatives that are bringing about solutions to those disparities.

2/24/2009
Healthy Start to Expand with a Grant from Norton
The Healthy Start initiative of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will expand to serve 200 more families thanks to a $308,227.00 grant from the Norton Healthcare Community Trust Fund.

1/26/2009
UNATURAL CAUSES Wins duPont Award
UNNATURAL CAUSES Wins duPont-Columbia Award Groundbreaking PBS Health Series Featured Louisville