Through the Environmental Protection Agency's Healthy Communities Grant Program, the Stratford Health Department has partnered with multiple community organizations in Stratford and Bridgeport, CT to raise awareness of outdoor air quality.  The Air Quality Flag Program alerts organizations to the local air quality forecast and helps them to take actions to protect people’s health, including those with asthma. 

Here's how it works: Each day, community partners across Bridgeport and Stratford hang a flag that corresponds to how clean or polluted the air is. The color of the flag matches EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI): green, yellow, orange, red, and purple.

On unhealthy days, outdoor physical activities should be adjusted to help reduce exposure to air pollution and protect health, while still keeping people active.  

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Are you Air Aware?

Additional Links

Start the AirNow Flag Program at your organization!

Look out for colored flags in your neighborhood and download a free mobile app!



Track your air quality anywhere you are

Download the AirNow App  Link to download AirVisual app on App Store Link to download AirVisual app on Google Play

Download the AirVisual app

Link to download AirVisual app on App StoreLink to download AirVisual app on Google PlayLink to download AirVisual app on Android

Contact Information

Alivia Coleman
[email protected]

Veronica Cortes
[email protected]


Disclaimer Statement:  The Stratford Health Department's AirNow Program in Stratford and Bridgeport, CT was funded by a Healthy Communities Grant through the Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).  Although the efforts of the Stratford Health Department AirNow Program and educational materials distributed through the program have been funded wholly or in part by the US EPA under assistance agreement 00A00272 to the Town of Stratford, they may not necessarily reflect the views of US EPA and no official endorsement should be inferred.