Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, we celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was one of the faces of the American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King advocated for rights to vote, desegregation, labor rights and other basic civil rights for black Americans, including access to quality health care.

“We are concerned about the constant use of federal funds to support this most notorious expression of segregation. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.” 

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medical Committee of Human Rights Convention, Chicago, IL, March 25, 1966

It was around this time that The Neighborhood Health Center, known today as Park DuValle Community Health Center, was formed. The health center would service Louisville’s Park DuValle neighborhood where access to quality health care was limited and transportation to the city’s other medical facilities ended at 5 pm.

As we take time to reflect and honor the work of Dr. King, we also look to the future and continue to work towards his dream and doing our part to provide safe, high-quality, affordable health care to all.

In honor of Dr. King, all Park DuValle CHC locations are closed on Monday, January 17, 2022

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Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus) by covering your nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider.

To protect Patients and Staff we are asking:

  • All patients call before walking into the health center
  • Patients 60 years and older accept a telephone visit rather than walking into the health center for an appointment
  • Do NOT bring anyone with you to your appointment unless medically necessary

 

Do NOT come to the health center within your 14 day isolation/quarantine period