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What is Green Heart Louisville?

Green Heart Louisville is a first-of-its-kind scientific experiment that will test if increasing green space in a neighborhood will improve air quality and human health. We are studying how Louisville's tree canopy affects heart health and risk for developing diabetes and obesity. Our researchers will investigate new ways to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity and develop a scientifically backed "greenprint" for creating healthier cities.

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HEAL Health Study

We are inviting people from Taylor-Berry, Jacobs, Hazelwood, Oakdale, Wilder Park, and Beechmont neighborhoods to participate in our Health, Environment, and Action in Louisville (HEAL) community study to see how trees, shrubs, and other plants can positively impact the health of a neighborhood and the people who live there. Your participation will help us find new ways to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity without the use of medication or changing personal behaviors.

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Partners

The Team

Green Heart is a collaborative project between the University of Louisville, Louisville Metro Government, Washington University in St. Louis, the United States Forest Service, Cornell University, and Hyphae Design Laboratories with funding from The Nature Conservancy and the National Institutes for Health. Our research team would like to extend a special thanks to the South Louisville communities of Taylor-Berry, Jacobs, Hazelwood, Oakdale, Wilder Park, and Beechmont neighborhoods.

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Our Green Heart team is always up to something! Visit our Facebook page to stay in the loop!

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Spotlight

Involuntary, Continuous, and Pervasive

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

Get Involved!

Reach out to learn more about Green Heart, participate in the HEAL community study, volunteer to plant trees, or to ask about getting a business or yard greened!

Call 502-852-4236 or email