HEALTH CONTINUES TO BE TOP OF MIND as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities in Kentucky and across the globe. Daily we are reminded of the interconnectedness of our many forms of health – physical, nutritional, economic, environmental, psychological, intellectual, spiritual, and cultural – as we work as a community to address access to childcare, educational realities in our schools, safe and affordable housing, and public safety, all while continuing to work to combat the pervasive effects of racism on each of these systems.
It is going to take each of us, working daily, to create solutions both at home and out in our communities. Below is an article from Business First that highlights the significance of "town and gown" relationships between the University of Louisville and the City of Louisville. Town and Gown models are critical to leveraging all our resources as a city and maximizing the impact of our educational institutions. We must continue to partner in new kinds of ways to face our growing challenges.
There are still many opportunities to collaborate as a community on the critically important A Path Forward Plan. Recently, the Greater Louisville Project held a session with the Louisville Urban League on A Path Forward: One Year Later. View the recorded session here.
As always, we must take care of our personal health as we work on these grand challenges and find ways to create space for rest in our own lives. COVID-19 booster shots are also now available for many – it is a good time to check your eligibility and appropriate timeline for your booster shot as we continue to care for our individual health and promote public health for all.”