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Center for Health Equity grant awards

Monday July 2, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (July 2, 2007) The Center for Health Equity located in the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness recently awarded $38,000 in grants to four local agencies.

The grants will be used to show how residents can improve the health of their communities by working to develop policies that address the social and economic factors that contribute to poor health.

The four grant recipients are:

  • The Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, in partnership with Central High School Magnet Program in Law and Government and the West Jefferson County Community Task Force. Grant Amount: $10,000 
  • Metro Housing Coalition, Making Connections Louisville.  Grant Amount: $10,000
  • Non-profit Housing Alliance c/o Metropolitan Housing Coalition. Grant Amount: $10,000
  • Women in Transition (WIT). Grant Amount:  $8,000. 

The Center for Health Equity was created in June of 2006 by Mayor Abramson and Dr. Adewale Troutman to eliminate health inequities based on race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. The Center for Health Equity is located in the historic Hampton House, 2422 West ChestnutStreet.  To learn more about the Center go to

The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville. To learn more about Public Health & Wellness’ programs and services go to