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What is the Green Heart Project?

The Green Heart Project is to assess the impact of urban greenness on health. We are studying how residential greenness and neighborhood greenspaces affect the health of our communities by decreasing the levels of environmental pollutants and promoting physical activity and social cohesion. Lessons learned from the study will help us develop healthier urban communities.

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Enroll Soon

Study personnel are currently preparing for enrollment and will be reaching out to communities in the future about how to participate in the study.

Partners

The Team

The Green Heart Project is made possible by the combined efforts of multiple organizations many expert team members both national and local. These organizations and individuals have made commitments to improving the environment through both action and scientific research. This project requires a large quantity of national data, research, and organization, which would be impossible without our partners and team members. Learn more about them below.

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Project News

We are working on a pilot project to develop greening and air monitoring strategies. Catch up on our progress here.

Media

Spotlight

Involuntary, Continuous, and Pervasive

Why Louisville is in the "Coronary Valley" and what we can do about it

Support Our Work

If you would like to contribute your time or resources, please contact us at:

Telephone: 502-852-4236

Email: ATRAC@louisville.edu

The lead researchers for this project are Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar and Dr. Rachel Keith (University of Louisville).