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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America


Supports research to find cures for asthma, food allergies and related diseases; provides free education and support for families; and fights for patients' rights.

Program Overview

Here are several examples of the variety of AAFA’s programs and activities for families,
patients, parents, healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers, and others held by AAFA during 2012 – 2014:

• Asthma Management and Education – CEU program for healthcare providers
• Ask the Allergist – online Q & A for asthma and allergy patients
• Educational Support Groups – locate a group that meets in person or online
• Asthma and Allergy Educational Help Line – 1-800-7ASTHMA
• Nationwide Asthma Screening – lung function screening test & consultation
• Patient Speakers Workshop – one-day training for asthma & allergy patient advocates
• Peak Flow Meter & Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injector Trainer Donations
• Strides for Safe Kids Community Service Event – walk and health fair
• Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis – interactive activities using smart phones & tablets
• Know Your County – PSA about the importance of dose-counters in asthma medication featuring award-winning actress/singer Kristen Chenowith
• Get Smart About Asthma – comprehensive online resource about asthma and it’s underlying cause – inflammation
• What’s Your AQ? – anaphylaxis awareness campaign
• Asthma Express Allergic Asthma Awareness Program – free blood test & consultation
• Ditch the Drip Nasal Allergy Awareness Campaign – with 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Misty May-Treanor
• Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) Monthly Webinars
• Advocate Action Network – info & links for patients to contact their legislative
representative on asthma and allergy legislation pertinent to them
• Investigator Research Award – bridge grants for qualified NIH investigators
• Fellowship/New Faculty Research Award Grant – supports development of a research