The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement was launched by Louisville Metro Government in 2004. Our goal is to create a culture of health and wellness in our hometown with a vision of becoming one of the healthiest cities in America. Preventing disease and maintaining good health is easier when people and communities are surrounded by environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
The Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement convenes, connects, and communicates through partnerships that leverage resources to establish healthier places, programs and policies toward making Louisville one of the healthiest cities in the country.
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement (MHHM) is advised by a Community Coalition made up of citizens from across Louisville and all sectors of the community. The Coalition is dedicated to transforming community and public health across Louisville and, embraces a prevention-driven health-in-all-policies perspective, applies a learning collaborative model, facilitates active community engagement, and prioritizes equity.
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Community Coalition is made up of four committees that reflect the four current focus areas of our efforts:
Active Living Committee - works to make active living a way of life that integrates opportunities for physical activity into daily routines. Promote active environments and transportation.
Healthy Eating Committee works to make healthy eating of fresh fruit, vegetables and other foods the easy choice for residents of all ages and incomes, for every meal, every day.
Chronic Disease Prevention Committee works to make preventing chronic disease a priority for all Louisville Metro residents, engaging all sectors – health and primary care, behavioral and public health, as well as the community.
Tobacco-Free Living Committee wants to make tobacco-free living the easy choice for all Louisville Metro residents, of all ages and incomes, regardless of space, place or setting.
Key functions of the Community Coalition are:
- Advise on grant activities related to the four focus areas
- Recommend evidence-based policies, programs, and practices related to the four focus areas
- Develop a community wide five-year strategic plan for Ensuring a Healthy Community
- Support the development of a learning collaborative
Click here to learn about what the coalition is doing and talking about!
Anyone living in Louisville and Jefferson County is welcome to attend or join any of the four committees at any time. If you’re interested in learning more contact us here.
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement is directed by Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, director, Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness, in cooperation with a leadership team of all Louisville Metro agency directors to inform the development of organization and legislative policies that impact health.