Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare

Healthcare Is a Right for Everyone

Healthcare Is a Right for Everyone

Institute for Health Equity, a Part of Norton Healthcare, was established in 2020 to foster an enriching, supportive and inclusive environment where all patients are able to thrive and have equal opportunities to access health care.

Our Goals

Investing in access to PRIMARY CARE for everyone

Providing PREVENTION AND WELLNESS outreach and health resources

Implementing evidence-based RESEARCH programs to promote health equity

Expanding MENTAL HEALTH resources

Developing relationships between COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS and patients to build trust in the health care system

Creating internal and external CAREER OPPORTUNITIES and pathways


Community Medical Directors

Norton Healthcare’s community medical directors are rooted within the institute to provide direct education in communities and neighborhoods with the largest needs. Our community medical directors and licensed clinical social worker are available to speak to your organization.

Community Event Request Form

Crystal Narcisse, M.D.

Internal medicine/pediatrics physician

Focus: Children’s health, racial disparities, family medicine and women’s health

Steven Patton, D.O.

Family medicine physician

Focus: Men’s health, family medicine, alternative therapies and racial disparities

Katy Hopkins, Ph.D., HSPP

Child and adolescent psychologist

Focus: Child and family mental health, LGBTQ+ mental health, prevention and early intervention; racial and economic disparities; youth violence prevention

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The institute also has a licensed clinical social worker to support its mission in the community.

Jonathon White, LCSW

Focus: Mental wellness, trauma, grief/loss


The Institute for Health Equity is located at 1219 W. Jefferson St. in Louisville, Kentucky, in The Village @ West Jefferson, Suite 203. For more information, call (502) 861-4550.

Resiliency Café Workshops

Skills for healing and growing after trauma

Each workshop meets weekly.

Self-care: Learn and develop activities for health and wellness

April 18 to Oct. 28, 2024 • noon to 2 p.m.

Stress Management: Learn and develop skills for managing stress

April 25 to Nov. 7, 2024 • noon to 2 p.m.

Coping Strategies: Learn and develop coping skills

May 16 to Nov. 14, 2024 · noon to 2 p.m.

Talk Saves Lives Suicide Prevention Workshops

The program provides a clear understanding of how you can reduce the risk for suicide in your family or community.

Workshops are held monthly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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