Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness http://wfpl.org en Louisville Metro Government to Thank You For Not Smoking in City Parks http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-government-thank-you-not-smoking-city-parks <p>Louisville Metro government this week is taking steps to discourage smoking at city park playgrounds and swimming pools.</p><p>City officials will unveil signs Thursday thanking adults for not smoking in certain areas of the park where children frequently use.</p><p>"Basically we’re just trying to remind the adults that will be in that area to keep the children from being exposed to second-hand smoke," Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz told WFPL.</p><p>"That’s the main thing, and by having the signs there they’ll be thoughtful of reminding them of that possibility."</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:35:58 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9766 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Government to Thank You For Not Smoking in City Parks Public Input Sought on Making Louisville Playgrounds Smoke-free http://wfpl.org/post/public-input-sought-making-louisville-playgrounds-smoke-free <p>Today is the last day to <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPVT26G">complete a survey</a> to gather community input on smoking in city playgrounds.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Signs reading “Children at Play – Thank You For Not Smoking” were installed in the playgrounds of Cherokee, Iroquois and Shawnee Park last year. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Health department spokesperson Kathy Harrison says that led to a reduction in the number of cigarette butts found in the area, but Louisville needs a smoke-free policy for its public parks.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Colleen O'Leary 8998 at http://wfpl.org Public Input Sought on Making Louisville Playgrounds Smoke-free Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole http://wfpl.org/post/byline-fbi-looks-metro-govt-legislature-mulls-felon-voting-rights-corvette-museum-sinkhole <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wi Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:10 +0000 Laura Ellis 8670 at http://wfpl.org Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole One Hundred Louisvillians Sought for Project Exploring Structural Racism http://wfpl.org/post/one-hundred-louisvillians-sought-project-exploring-structural-racism <p>Louisville’s<a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/health/equity/"> Center for Health Equity </a>is looking for 100 volunteers age 18 and older to take part in monthly discussions about structural, or institutional, racism in the community.</p><p>Participants in the project, called the Healing Possible Quorum—100 Louisvillians for Change, will meet over the next nine months, with the goal of identifying and helping reduce structural racism in areas such as employment, education, transportation, environmental quality and criminal justice.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:55:29 +0000 Rick Howlett 7366 at http://wfpl.org One Hundred Louisvillians Sought for Project Exploring Structural Racism Health Department Taking Flu Shot Appointments http://wfpl.org/post/health-department-taking-flu-shot-appointments <P>Officials with the U.S. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 1826 at http://wfpl.org Health Department Taking Flu Shot Appointments Health Department Looking For More Survey Participants http://wfpl.org/post/health-department-looking-more-survey-participants <p>The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants more people to participate in a <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/health" jquery17106703842248681431="15"><u><font color="#810081">survey</font></u></a> that assesses public perceptions of the community&rsquo;s healthcare providers.&nbsp;</p><p>Information from the survey, mandated under the new federal health care law, will be shared with area hospitals.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 18:56:23 +0000 Rick Howlett 175 at http://wfpl.org Health Department Looking For More Survey Participants