Health & Safety
“Families living at or below the poverty line struggle to meet daily needs. Most often the choice of food’s nutritional content is outweighed by what is convenient and inexpensive.”
Women 4 Women is committed to education on issues that directly impact a woman’s economic self-sufficiency. One of those issues is a commitment to educating women on making healthy choices for themselves and their family.
Benchmark II research shows families living at or below the poverty line struggle to meet daily needs. Most often the choice of food’s nutritional content is outweighed by what is convenient and inexpensive. A family’s food choices are directly related to their overall health. Since statistics in this report also show a struggle with the cost of health care for women and their families, it’s important families become educated on the right types of foods to eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
New Health Report Released
The Greater Louisville Project has released a report that assesses the health of Louisville compared with the 14 cities that have long served as its competitive peers. It identifies our community's most challenging health factors, including low educational attainment, unemployment, high rates of smoking and obesity, low access to primary care and poor air quality. The report also highlights the disparity amount our neighborhoods. Download the full report here.