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Councilwoman Flood Announces Next South Central Regional Forum To Deal With Metro Health Services

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What is the latest on the Hepatitis A outbreak in Metro Louisville? Who makes sure restaurants are clean and prepare food safely? Who controls the mosquito population? Where do I go to learn about lead poisoning prevention?

The answers to those and many other questions can be heard at the next South Central Regional Forum which will focus on the work of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness on Wednesday, August 15th.

“This forum will take a look at many of the programs the Department handles on a daily basis to keep all of us safe,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “We will also hear an update on how Louisville is dealing with the recent outbreak of Hepatitis A. It’s time for everyone to be aware of what we are doing to bring this under control.”

The forum is set for the new South Central Regional Library at 7400 Jefferson Boulevard from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Councilwoman Flood says there will be information on how to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A, as well as, other health information.

Nick Hart, Environmental Health Manager of the Department has been invited to answer any and all questions about a wide range of topics. The Environmental Health Division monitors compliance and provides education and enforcement in many areas including:

  • Food Safety
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Swimming Pools
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Septic and Onsite Systems
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention/Lead Abatement
  • Mosquito Control
  • Rabies control/ Animal Bites/Animal Quarantine
  • Tattoo/Body Art/Piercing Studios and Certifications
  • Hazmat Response
  • Radon
  • Smoke-Free Ordinance
  • Children’s Meal Ordinance

The South Central Regional Forums are sponsored by Councilwoman Flood and Council Members James Peden (R-23), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and Barbara Shanklin (D-2).

Louisville Metro Police Department and Code Enforcement will be in attendance.

For more information about this South Central Regional Forum, contact Councilwoman Flood’s office at 574-1124.

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