Health Equity Summit Set for April 16

The Louisville Metro Center for Health Equity and Norton Healthcare Centers are co-sponsoring a summit on health equity later this month. Health department spokesman Dave Langdon says this is the second in a series of summits aimed reducing the racial, socioeconomic and other barriers that some citizens encounter when it comes to access to health […]

Plans for H1N1 Vaccine Clinics In Every Louisville School Outlined

Health department officials announced today their plans for running H1N1 vaccine clinics at all the schools in Jefferson County over a three week period. They’re touting the effort as the largest school immunization project since the Salk Polio Vaccine trial in the 1950’s. Health Department Director Dr. Adewale Troutman says all 135 JCPS schools and […]

Healthy Start Gets Continued Funding

Funding is being continued for a Louisville program that focuses on helping at-risk women have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Healthy Start is a national program with an arm in Louisville. Officials with the Metro Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness announced today that the program has been re-funded for the next five years. […]

Mosquito Fogging Underway

Louisville neighborhoods are being fogged for mosquitoes throughout the summer. Spokesperson Dave Langdon says the Department for Public Health and Wellness measures mosquito populations and targets areas for fogging. “They hang mosquito traps throughout the area,” says Langdon, “and then those areas that have large populations of mosquitoes are the ones we determined to fog.” […]