Community Partnerships

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW)
Collaborative activities with LMPHW span a wide spectrum including training, education, public events, research, student activities and staff support. Regular interactions among SPHIS personnel and LMPHW continue to yield innovative approaches to public health and garners local and national attention.

Center for Health Equity (CHE)
Collaboration with the Center for Health Equity, ensures that faculty and students have opportunities for addressing public health issues through an equity lens. The CHE was established in June 2006 by Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA)
The KHA has been a strong and essential partner for the school.  Through this partnership statewide initiatives have been formed in the areas of infection prevention and emergency preparedness.  These activities have resulted in national attention and improved outcomes for patients and healthcare response systems.  Additionally, this partnership has led to research projects that benefit all Kentuckians.

Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH)
The Kentucky Department of Public Health is the main agency of state government mandated to maintain and enhance population health. HPBS faculty play roles in KDPH as mentors of advisory groups, carrying out consulting and evaluation duties, and supporting opportunities for students to engage in state health promotion campaign. 

Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA)
The KPA is an umbrella organization of psychologists that provides education and advocacy for mental health professionals. Shared activities with KPA and SPHIS include training in disaster mental health, public health education about mental health, training in health and mental health advocacy, and the coordination of the commonwealth's Disaster Response Network, an American Psychological Association directive that maintains licensed, volunteer psychologists who support disaster response efforts.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Louisville Affiliate
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a national organization that provides funding for research and the detection and treatment of breast cancer through fundraising and grant making. Faculty and students have provided professional and volunteer services in the development of the 2009 Community Profile of its 8-county affiliate area and in the Race for the Cure and the Pink Tie Ball, its major fund raising activities and in the review of community grants.

YMCA Pioneering Healthy Communities
The YMCA Pioneering Health Communities Committee provides funding and oversight activities that improve access to fruits and vegetables as well as increasing physical activity in schools. Students in SPHIS as well as faculty have been involved in projects to evaluate these activities.

For more information on these projects contact the Department for Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at

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