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About Us

The Healthy Air Network was established in 2021 by the City of Springfield, the City of Holyoke, the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Live Well Springfield, PV Asthma Coalition, ReGreen Springfield, the Earthwatch Institute, and the Yale School of Public Health. The Hitchcock Center joined our collaboration in 2022.

Our goals:

  • Provide live air quality data directly to families across the valley, so that community residents can make informed decisions on how they spend their day
  • Analyze data to understand what are the sources of air pollution 
  • Advocate for changes to address poor air quality and the health inequities that are related to air pollution

Together we can use the air network to support collective efforts in policy and environment projects and to ensure we all have access to healthy air.

Funding for the network has been provided by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office’s Environmental Protection Division, EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving grant, the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Program and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Community Resident Advisors

Our Healthy Air Network is led by a group of Community Resident Advisors who provide guidance to ensure that the process, actions, outcomes will be informed by voices of the community members most impacted by poor air quality.

Resident Advisors Dec 2022
Resident Advisors, December 2022

Community Partners

Krystal Pollitt
Associate Professor
Yale School of Public Health
Sarita Hudson
Director of Programs and Development
Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts
David Bloniarz
ReGreen Springfield
Anna Woodruff
Senior Program Manager & Sustainability Specialist
Earthwatch Institute
Dong Gao
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Yale School of Public Health
Samantha Hamilton
Senior Manager of Community Engagement
Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts
Alexander Sherman
City Forester
City of Springfield
Yoni Glogower
Conservation & Sustainability Director
City of Holyoke
Mahea Heimuli
Undergraduate Student
Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
Alexander De Jesus
Project Assistant
Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts