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Health and Wellness Newsroom - 2014 Archive


4/21/2014
Deadline Nears for Applications for Summer Youth “Change Leaders” Program
Sunday April 27 is the deadline for high school students to submit applications for the Healing Futures Fellowship Program. The program is open to youth ages 15 to 18 entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2014.

4/17/2014
Two Events to Bring Colon Cancer Screenings to Lower-Income Uninsured
Two upcoming events will bring colon cancer screenings to lower income men and women.

4/10/2014
New Public Health and Wellness Report Measures Health Equity across Louisville Neighborhoods
New Public Health and Wellness Report just released measures health equity across Louisville neighborhoods.

3/26/2014
National Expert to Address Special Session of the Healing Possible Quorum
Harvard Professor Dr. David R. Williams will address a special session of the Healing Possible Quorum on Sunday March 30 at 3:00 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center located at 144 N. 6th St. Dr. William’s lecture is titled The Business Case for Racial Equity – Investing in Our Children and Future. The event is free and the public is invited.

3/25/2014
Public Urged to Complete Smoke-free Playground Survey by Monday, March 31
People living throughout Metro Louisville are encouraged to complete a survey by Monday, March 31, to gauge community attitudes toward smoking in city playgrounds and spraygrounds.

3/18/2014
Public Health and Wellness Offering Free HIV Testing
Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness is offering free HIV testing on the second and third Wednesday of each month at the WIC clinic on the second floor of the L & N building located at 908 W. Broadway.

3/17/2014
Public Health and Wellness Now Taking Applications for Summer “Change Leaders” Program
Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Health Equity is now taking applications for the Healing Futures Fellowship summer initiative for youth ages 15 to 18 entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2014.

2/26/2014
Survey to Gauge Attitudes on Smoke-free Playgrounds
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement has launched a survey to gauge community attitudes toward smoking in city playgrounds and spraygrounds.

2/19/2014
Fischer Unveils Healthy Louisville 2020
Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today unveiled Healthy Louisville 2020, a comprehensive plan to significantly improve the city’s health over the next six years.

1/31/2014
Free Stop Smoking Classes Offered
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free stop smoking classes using the Cooper/Clayton method.

1/31/2014
Public Health and Wellness to Offer Free HIV Testing at Six Community Sites
The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will offer free HIV testing at six community sites in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is February 7. Free testing will be offered through Monday, February 13, 2014 at select locations and times.