The WFPL News Community Health project examines all aspects of health and healthcare in the region, from institutions to legislation to individuals. The Next Louisville project is a partnership of WFPL News, the Community Foundation of Louisville and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.



AIR Louisville Project Uses Collaborative Approach in Researching Respiratory Ailments

March 24, 2015

The Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil has relaunched a project to track and monitor respiratory illness and prevalence in Jefferson County. Read Story

School Breakfast and School Lunch at Washington-Lee High School Arlington, Virginia

Kentucky Parents Want More School Lunches Made From Scratch, Poll Says

March 19, 2015

About 70 percent of Kentucky parents responding to the poll said their child's school should offer more lunch options for meals made from scratch. Read Story


Progress Being Made on Gov. Steve Beshear’s Health Goals for Kentucky, Report Says

March 19, 2015

More Kentuckians are insured, protected from second-hand smoke and making healthier lifestyle choices, according to a recently released preliminary report on Gov. Steve Beshear's kyhealthnow initiative. Read Story


Should Kentucky Add a Tax on Soft Drinks? About Half of Residents Think So.

March 12, 2015

Kentuckians are split when it comes to taxing soft drinks to pay for school nutrition and physical activity programs, according to a poll released Thursday. Read Story

Dr. Sander Florman, Louisville Native and Transplant Expert, on What People Should Know About Organ Donation

March 11, 2015

Louisville native Dr. Sander Florman returns home Thursday evening to talk about organ transplants at the Henry Clay Building. Read Story


Here Are Some Average Costs For Common Medical Procedures in Kentucky

March 4, 2015

A national health care non-profit recently launched an online price transparency tool that may help people determine the cost of their next medical procedure. Read Story


Louisville Emergency Services Now a Single Agency

February 27, 2015

Metro Louisville's three emergency services departments have been consolidated into one agency, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday. Read Story

KentuckyOne Opens Downtown Louisville ‘Health Lifestyle Center’

February 26, 2015

The downtown location, at 250 E Liberty St., will serve Louisvillians who live in the West End—where rates of heart attack, diabetes, obesity and hypertension are extremely high. Read Story


Kentucky’s Uninsured Rate Down To 9.8 Percent

February 24, 2015

Kentucky has the second greatest reduction in the rate of uninsured people among the states, according to the Gallup Healthways Well- Being Index released Tuesday. Read Story

School Breakfast and School Lunch at Washington-Lee High School Arlington, Virginia

Louisville Students Benefiting From Fresh Food Initiative, Report Says

February 24, 2015

Louisville students living in under-served neighborhoods are benefiting from a program aimed at helping them live healthier, according to a progress report released Monday. Read Story

Daniel Bell,32, listens to facilitator Priscilla Ewing during a class.

What Happens In a Louisville Smoking Cessation Class

February 22, 2015

For the next two months, we’re going to follow three Louisvillians as they try to kick the habit once and for all. Read Story