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Center for Health Equity to Hold Open House and Block Party on Saturday

Thursday August 20, 2009

The Department of Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Heath Equity will hold an open house and block party on Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampton House at 2422 W. Chestnut St.

“The block party gives us a chance to reach out to the community and to get to know our neighbors a little better,” said Center for Health Equity Lisa Toby. It also gives us the opportunity to highlight a few aspects of our work.”

Activities will include an African drumming demonstration by Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman, a performance by the Str8 Legit dance team, a Health Equity dialogue workshop based on the award-winning PBS series UNNATURAL CAUSES, Pilates and Tai Chi demonstrations and face-painting for children.

There will also be representatives from Louisville Fire and Rescue, Kool Smiles, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP), Healthy Start and Supporting our Community’s KidZ (S.O.C.Kz.).

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness opened the Center for Health Equity in 2006 to eliminate disparities in health status among minority and lower-income populations. The Center is located in the historic Hampton House on west Chestnut Street. It for works to address the root causes of health disparities, solutions to which often lie in better social policies.