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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Blog PostClearing the Air in Louisville through Data and Design
May 13, 2015
A new art installation in Louisville, Kentucky shows real-time changes in the city's air quality, equipping residents with the data to reach their goal of becoming one of the healthiest cities by 2020.
Blog PostUse Data for Health, Not for Data’s Sake
April 2, 2015
When it comes to health data, the real question is not 'What data do you want to collect?' but 'What problem do you want to solve?'
Extending the recruitment period for a program to improve outcomes for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Louisville, Ky.
Wed Oct 05 00:00:00 EDT 2016
This grant supports an expansion and extension of a previous Foundation award --"Identifying regional environmental drivers of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improving outcomes, in Louisville, KY.
Identifying regional environmental drivers of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improving outcomes in Louisville, Ky.
Thu Sep 18 00:00:00 EDT 2014
This project in Louisville, KY, will use real-time patient data and data from locally deployed air quality sensors to improve outcomes for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients; lower care costs and utilization; improve public health surveillance; achieve data-driven, decision-making by public and private policy makers; and improve public awareness of environmental triggers of respiratory disease.