On September 12, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness hosted a kickoff event for Healthy Louisville 2025 at the Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch. If you were not able to attend, there will still be plenty of chances for you to participate.
Based on input at the event, along with the data gathered during the focus groups, community health needs assessment survey, the Forces of Change event, and the Health Equity Report, they have established three major areas for our Community Health Improvement Plan – Healthy Louisville 2025 to focus on:
Access to Healthcare (access to timely services, navigating the health care system, transportation, etc)
Socioeconomic progress (Reliable employment, living wage jobs, paid sick leave)
Environmental equity (safe housing, built environment, empowering self-advocacy, environmental justice)
The best way to achieve health equity is a strategic plan that represents the diversity of our community.
Dr. Sarah Moyer, Director, Chief Health Strategist Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness
Some of the plan’s values include:
Collaboration (considering ways to connect groups who are already working in these areas to join forces and strengthen each other)
Using evidence-based practice (relying on what already works)
Equity and Social Justice
Consideration of groups that are often invisible (e.g., non-English speaking communities, people experiencing homelessness, etc.)
If you would like to continue to be involved (or would like to contribute and get involved now) with the creation of our city’s Community Health Improvement Plan – Healthy Louisville 2025 - Click here!