Right now, the greenness of our city is definitely not what it could be.
- Louisville has received an F from the American Lung Association for annual ozone days since 2012
- Our air quality ranks among the worst in Kentucky
- Our tree canopy loses about 54,000 trees per year
But we view this as an opportunity. Your participation in this study could provide new information on the links between nature and health. This information could identify new ways to help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity without the use of medications. The HEAL Study is also an opportunity to improve your neighborhood and potentially develop a scientifically backed “greenprint” for creating healthy cities. We hope you’ll decide to join us.