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ACT for Asthma and Allergy

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! There's still time to help us raise awareness about asthma and allergies. We have plenty of simple-to-use tools to get the message out.

This year, we teamed up with MedicAlert to raise awareness about asthma and allergies and help you prevent medical emergencies. Join us by making a pact to ACT for asthma and allergy:
  • “A” means you should have an action plan for asthma or anaphylaxis.
  • “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and to wear a medical ID to alert others of your condition.
  • “T” calls for treatment plans, both for ongoing therapies and emergencies.
MedicAlert Foundation is proud to partner with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to raise awareness about asthma and anaphylaxis and provide tools for better living. For someone with asthma or allergies, a MedicAlert ID can literally be life-saving. To celebrate the launch of this partnership, please enjoy a special offer from MedicAlert: 20% off a new custom MedicAlert ID*. Use code AAFA20 at checkout.

*not applicable on 10K gold, 14K gold and sterling silver

Get the Latest Asthma and Allergy News

We have released the spring/summer issue of freshAAIR™, AAFA's digital magazine for people with asthma and allergies. In this issue, we cover:
  • COVID-19 and the global health crisis
  • 2020 Allergy Capitals™: the most challenging cities to live in with seasonal allergies
  • Digital health and asthma care
  • Asthma during pregnancy
  • Advocacy efforts on food allergies, school protections and animals on planes
  • The burden of eczema
  • And so much more

Creating a Healthier Home During COVID-19

Indoor environments can contain asthma and allergy triggers. And many of us have been spending more time indoors because of COVID-19. But there are steps you can take and CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products you can use to reduce your exposure to those indoor triggers. Learn how to improve the air quality in every room in your home.


COVID-19 has presented us with a global health crisis. People are struggling with the impact of the pandemic – from missing in-clinic treatments to loss of employment and health insurance. COVID-19 has made our community more vulnerable than ever.

With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our asthma allergy communities. Our experience and strong community ties allowed us to take prompt action to support people with asthma and allergies during the COVID-19 crisis.

But our work is not finished. Please give as generously as possible to help us all get through this together. Donate now to our COVID-19 relief fund to help us continue our life-saving work to keep families with asthma and allergies safe.


UPDATED: What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines

It's important that you take your asthma medicines regularly to keep your asthma under control. But they can be expensive - even with insurance. We've updated our resources with information on ways you may be able to save money on your medicines.

FDA Approves Generic of Proventil HFA Albuterol Inhaler

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a generic version of Proventil HFA albuterol inhaler. This will help make albuterol more accessible and affordable for people with asthma. Read the press release.

FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) From the Market

The FDA feels ranitidine products pose a risk to public health and has asked all drug manufacturers to remove them from store shelves. If you take this medicine to treat heartburn or GERD, learn more about the announcement.


Knowing how to manage asthma is important for better health and quality of life. We offer an online course called ASTHMA Care for Adults. This comprehensive program covers a full range of topics everyone with asthma needs to know. Learn how to improve your asthma health at your own pace through different formats, such as videos, animations, handouts and more.

Thank you for your continued support.

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