Health Department Public Meetings Begin This Week

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will hold the first in a series of meetings this week to gather information from the public about the health care services they’re receiving. Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt says the meetings are part of the department’s mission to improve the health of Louisville’s citizens. “We’ll ask […]

Nesbitt: Many Louisvillians Face Health Problems From Smoking, Weight

The director of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has delivered an assessment of the health of Louisville citizens and some strategies for improvement. Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt has been studying the city’s health statistics—the latest available are from 2009. Nesbitt says the smoking rate among Louisville adults was almost 24 percent, down slightly […]

City Unveils Two New ‘Healthy in a Hurry Stores’

Joined by Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and members of the Louisville Metro Council, Mayor Greg Fischer today opened the sixth and seventh “Healthy in a Hurry” corner stores in two west Louisville neighborhoods where fresh fruits and vegetables are not readily available. The initiative is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, which received a […]

Fischer Appoints New Health Department Director

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced the hiring of a new director of the city’s health department. Fischer’s office issued this press release today: LOUISVILLE (June 13, 2011) – The deputy director at one of the nation’s largest urban health departments has been tabbed by Mayor Greg Fischer to head the Louisville Metro Department for […]