Metropolitan Phoenix ranks in the top five US cities for asthma-related deaths with approximately 8% of the population living with the disease. In its 2019 State of the Air report, the American Lung Association ranked Phoenix 13th out of 217 cities across the country for highest daily particle pollution and seventh for high ozone days out of 228 metropolitan areas. In south Phoenix the effects of asthma for children, families, and communities are exacerbated by poor air quality and complex factors related to racial and ethnic disparities. This project aims to engage, educate, and empower members of the South Phoenix community and help them understand the interconnection of asthma, pollution, and climate change.
American Lung Association
Healthy Urban Environments