Air Louisville

This program received support from the Foundation between 2014 and 2017.

Fighting asthma with data.

Louisville has as its goal to be one of the country’s healthiest cities by 2020.

Right now, the city consistently ranks among the lowest in air quality in the nation and has one of the highest rates of asthma and other respiratory conditions.

To address the challenge, the city launched an innovative program which called Air Louisville which used a combination of sensors and GPS-enabled inhalers to collect real-time data on what is triggering residents' symptoms. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported the purchase of sensors, and data collection and analysis.

A first-of-its-kind collaboration between city government, local funders, Propeller Health, and the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, the project recently released a report card with data and recommendations to help patients better manage their symptoms and inform broader local clean air strategies.

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