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Asthma Impacts on American Indian/Alaska Native People

Indigenous Americans have higher rates of asthma due to factors such as racism, health care barriers, air pollution, and poverty. A spotlight article from our Asthma Disparities in America report looks at why and what we can do to improve asthma health. Read the summary from our report.

Making Sense of the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2021 open enrollment has begun! That means if you have a Health Insurance Marketplace plan, you have until Dec. 15, 2020, to sign up for a new plan or change your plan for 2021. The "Marketplace" is where you can get health insurance if you do not have health insurance from a job. It is a part of the Affordable Care Act. Information about enrollment:


AAFA Asks Lawmakers to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions

AAFA and 32 patient groups have asked U.S. lawmakers to spend their first 100 days in office in 2021 working to make sure people have access to high-quality, affordable health care, especially people with pre-existing conditions like asthma and allergies. Read the press release to learn more about "The 100 Days Agenda: A Patient-First Blueprint."


Check out these popular topics on our community support forums. Do you have any thoughts or advice to share?

What Is Your Comfort Food When You are Sick?

Whether you're dealing with an illness, allergies or an asthma flare, your favorite foods can make things a little more bearable. Tell us all about the foods that make you feel more comfortable when you are not well.

Help! Waking Up With Dry, Burning Puffy Eyes!

One of our members is waking up with dry, burning eyes but isn't having any other allergy symptoms. Have you had a similar experience? How do allergies affect your eyes?

Not All Vacuum Cleaners Are Equal

If you want a good deal on a vacuum cleaner, holiday sales offer a lot of savings. But not all vacuum cleaners work properly to improve your indoor air quality. In fact, some can actually make it worse. Read our guide to find out what to look for when vacuum shopping and what makes a vacuum CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®.


Webinar: Dr. Vin Gupta on Protecting Yourself From the Flu

Dr. Vin Gupta, a well-known public health doctor and medical contributor for MSNBC and NBC News, will join AAFA to talk about how you can protect yourself and other people from the flu. 

RSVP now for our free webinar on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at 3 p.m. EST (noon PST). Submit your questions for Dr. Gupta when you register.

Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis (RAD) Virtual Conference

Learn more about eczema (atopic dermatitis) treatment during this online conference. Sessions will cover the latest information on research, diagnosis, treatment and managing atopic dermatitis. The conference is Dec. 13-14, 2020.

To attend at no cost, enter the code AAFA2020 on the order summary page. Register now.

Take Charge of Your Eczema

If you missed our recent webinar on eczema called "Taking Charge of My Eczema," you can watch it on demand. The webinar features a team of experts who discuss eczema management, strategies for management and how to talk to your doctor about your treatment. Watch now.


Many people don’t realize asthma can be debilitating – even life-threatening. Most of the 10 asthma deaths that occur each day can be prevented with proper education, medicine and treatment.

AAFA provides resources to help manage asthma and prevent unnecessary deaths, but we can’t do it alone.

Please consider donating to AAFA for Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1) to further our cause. Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for your continued support.

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