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. 


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)