Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness

4:35 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Louisville Metro Government to Thank You For Not Smoking in City Parks

Tyler Park
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Louisville Metro government this week is taking steps to discourage smoking at city park playgrounds and swimming pools.

City officials will unveil signs Thursday thanking adults for not smoking in certain areas of the park where children frequently use.

"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.

"That’s the main thing, and by having the signs there they’ll be thoughtful of reminding them of that possibility."

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6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Public Input Sought on Making Louisville Playgrounds Smoke-free

Today is the last day to complete a survey to gather community input on smoking in city playgrounds.

Signs reading “Children at Play – Thank You For Not Smoking” were installed in the playgrounds of Cherokee, Iroquois and Shawnee Park last year.         

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.

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2:55 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

One Hundred Louisvillians Sought for Project Exploring Structural Racism

Louisville’s Center for Health Equity is looking for 100 volunteers age 18 and older to take part in monthly discussions about structural, or institutional, racism in the community.

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.

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8:30 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Health Department Taking Flu Shot Appointments

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Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control say they don’t anticipate any shortages of flu vaccine this year.

In Louisville, health department spokesman Dave Langdon says appointments are now being taken for flu shots administered at four community sites.

The department recommends a flu shot for everyone six months and older.

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2:56 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Health Department Looking For More Survey Participants

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness wants more people to participate in a survey that assesses public perceptions of the community’s healthcare providers. 

Information from the survey, mandated under the new federal health care law, will be shared with area hospitals.

The online survey was launched in March.   Health department spokesman Dave Langdon says more than one thousand people have filled it out so far.

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