Jefferson County

Health and Health Care in Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY, health care quality comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Jefferson County ranks 28 for health outcomes 47 for health factors, and 55 for healthy behaviors in KY.

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    Brian McCord

    Louisville, KY's Health-Care Excellence

    Louisville was one of the first cities in the nation to guarantee health care for the homeless, and next to tourism, health care is the top employer sector.

Health Overview

Healthy living goes beyond whether residents have access to affordable, quality doctors and hospitals. A city’s health takes into consideration the choices residents are making to lower their personal health risk. Here are figures that indicate how Louisville, KY residents stack up against other areas in KY in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Louisville, KY Healthy Life Style



Percent of adults who do not smoke


Healthy Weight

Percent of adults who report a BMI < 30



Percent of adults with a health insurance

Active Lifestyles in Jefferson County, KY


Percent of adults who reports leisure time physical activity

Healthy Behaviors Rank
for Jefferson County in KENTUCKY

Health Outcomes Rank
for Jefferson County in KENTUCKY

Health Factors Rank
for Jefferson County in KENTUCKY