IDEAS xLab
Leveraging the power of arts, culture, and the creative industries to frame, seed, and scale innovation in health and wellbeing.
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HEAL Community Sites

HEAL Community Sites

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Louisville, KY | Smoketown neighborhood

IDEAS xLab (Lead), YouthBuild Louisville, Bates Memorial Baptist Church, Bates CDC, Smoketown Neighborhood Association, University of Louisville School of Medicine/School of Public Health, Humana, Metro Louisville: Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods/Department of Public Health & Wellness

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New Orleans, LA | St. Roch neighborhood

Arts Council of New Orleans (Lead),  Making Connections (Lead), St. Roch Neighborhood Association, New Orleans Health Department, Humana, and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. 

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Asheville, NC | Southside

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Natchez, MS

City of Natchez (Lead), Community Health & Prevention Program, Southwest MS, Mississippi State Department of Health, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours, Natchez Heritage Cooking School, Historic Natchez Foundation, Visit Natchez

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Breathitt County, KY | Jackson, KY

Juniper Health (Lead), Breathitt County Health Department (Lead), University of Kentucky, Jackson Independent School System, Kentucky River Medical Center, Breathitt County School System, Jackson City Council.

Note: This is where IDEAS xLab co-founder, Theo Edmonds was born and raised. His family has lived in this place for 10 generations. 

Partners: Arts+Culture

The Muhammad Ali Center (KY)

Arts Council of New Orleans (LA)

Beneath the Veneer Film Project (NC)

Breathitt County + Jackson City School Systems (KY)

University of Kentucky School of Art & Visual Studies (KY)

National Coalition of 100 Black Women - SW MS Chapter (MS)

Scent of Natchez (MS)

Miss-Lou Heritage Tours (MS)

Natchez Heritage Cooking (MS)

Partners: Community Development

City of Natchez (MS)

City of Santa Monica Office of Civic Wellbeing (CA)

Bates Community Development Corporation (KY)

YouthBuild Louisville (KY)     

Metro Louisville Government Office of Resiliency | Office of Civic Innovation (KY)

St Roch Neighborhood Association (LA)

Partners: Health+Wellbeing

Humana (KY/LA)

Louisville Health Advisory Board (KY)

Making Connections (LA)

Mississippi State Department of Health (MS)

Buncombe County Health & Human Services (NC)

Metro Louisville Government Department of Public Health & Wellness (KY)

University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences (KY)

University of Louisville School of Medicine (KY)

Breathitt County Health Department (KY)

Juniper Health (KY)

City of Santa Monica Office of Civic Wellbeing (CA)