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Are You Ready for Asthma Peak Week?

Asthma attacks and hospital stays increase every September, especially during the third week of the month. Take steps now to reduce your chances of asthma symptoms during Asthma Peak Week. Read our blog post to find out how you can stay healthy during September.

Start the School Year With Confidence: Use AAFA's Asthma and Allergy Resources

Are you prepared for a new school year? The resources in AAFA's School Zone can help you set the foundation for a healthy learning environment for your child. Check out our information on working with school staff, school forms, care plans, self-management, and much more! 

Inflation Reduction Act Becomes Law

President Biden recently signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. Climate change and access to health care are the primary focus of this bill and both have a direct impact on the 60+ million people in the United States with asthma and allergies. Learn more about how this bill will benefit the asthma and allergy community.

Asthma and Allergy Friendly Bedding

We spend one-third of our lives in our bedrooms. But they can have the worst air quality of any room in our homes. Through the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, we've tested sheets, blankets, pillows, and zippered covers to help make sure your bedroom is a healthy one. See options for CERTIFIED bedding.


Does Your Child Have Moderate to Severe Eczema?

Doctors at NIH are looking for children between 3 and 21 years old who may be eligible for a study. Participants will receive:
  • Medications and guidance for treating allergy and eczema at no cost to you
  • Allergy testing and evaluation
Call or email to learn more:
AAFA is not directly involved in this clinical research. We are sharing this information from the NIH with our community.

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) to Get Rid of Out-of-Pocket Costs for Albuterol

As early as 2023, UHC is getting rid of out-of-pocket costs (cost sharing) for some treatments used for emergencies. This will apply to standard, fully insured group plans. Learn more about this benefit for UHC members.


We get great questions from our community about managing asthma and allergies. Here are some recent questions and answers from AAFA's Ask the Allergist knowledge base:
Do you have a question about asthma or allergies? Submit your question to our Ask the Allergist service. You can also chat with other people with asthma and allergies on our online community for support.


You’re Invited: Live Webinar on Nasal Polyps

If you have nasal polyps or care for someone who does, join us for a new online event, “Breathe, Finally: Practical, Proactive Approaches to Receive Personalized Care for Your Nasal Polyps,” on Friday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. ET. An expert panel will talk about why and how nasal polyps form, current management strategies, and the role of new biologic treatments.

Register for the live session now! You can also send questions to the expert panel to be answered during the live session.

Managing Severe Asthma (Watch On Demand)

AAFA joined with PlatformQ Health and MedLive for another educational program. During the recorded webinar, “Breathe Easier with Severe Asthma: The Role of Current and Future Therapies in Reducing Exacerbations and Gaining Control of Your Symptoms,” learn about what causes asthma, current management strategies, and ways you can work with your doctor to improve treatment.


Everything AAFA does is in service of helping people with asthma and allergies, their families, and their communities. We understand that an asthma or allergy diagnosis can be a life‐changing event. For those affected, we stand together, prepared not only to listen and empathize but also to serve as a lifeline of support and a reliable helpmate for life.

AAFA elevates and amplifies the voice of the patient. When we meet with Congress, the FDA, the CDC, researchers, doctors, schools, health departments, manufacturers, or other stakeholders, we put patients and their families at the center. We educate, advocate, and demand better for people with asthma and allergies.

AAFA is dedicated to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease for people with asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education, and research. Through a gift to AAFA, you help us continue to provide life-saving programs and life-changing improvements to treatments and policies to help families for years to come.


Did You Miss Our Previous Newsletter?

Check out our previous issues to learn about the relationship between heat and asthma attacks, tips for an asthma and allergy friendly remodel or new build, managing chronic cough, and more.

Thank you for your continued support.

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