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ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Support Protections for Children With Asthma and Allergies

On Jan. 8, 2020, Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), went before the U.S. House of Representatives to speak in support of the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468). This is an important step toward getting this much-needed bill passed.
Read more about the House hearing and use our online tool to tell Congress to pass H.R. 2468.

H.R. 2468 includes many of the policy recommendations from AAFA’s State Honor Roll for all public elementary and secondary schools. It would encourage states to put into place:
  • A method to identify all students with allergies and/or asthma
  • Individual student action plans
  • Allergy and asthma education for school staff responsible for these students
  • A school nurse or other trained staff on site during operating hours
  • Efforts to reduce environmental triggers
  • A system to support the students
AAFA has been actively advocating for the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act for several years. With your help, this could be the year we get this passed so more states put processes in place to protect students with asthma and allergies.

Honoring an Allergy Legend

If you benefit from immunotherapy, you can thank Dr. Philip Norman, the "father of modern immunotherapy for allergic disease." Dr. Norman had a significant impact on allergy research and treatment, as well as AAFA. Meet the humble man behind amazing discoveries in this tribute.

Valentine's Day Gift-Giving Guide for People With Asthma and Allergies

Traditional gifts like flowers, perfume and chocolates may actually trigger your loved one's asthma and allergies. But you can still make the day special. Read our tips for asthma and allergy friendly ways to show your love.

Read This Before Your Plan Your Next Remodel

Planning a remodel or new building project for 2020? Some building materials can affect your asthma and allergies. Through our asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, we've tested paints, flooring and insulation to help make sure your remodel or new build is a healthy one. Learn more about our test standards for building products.


Asthma and allergies can be daunting. But they can be managed with the right treatment, resources and support. AAFA is here to help people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers understand and manage their conditions and move to a place of confidence. We provide a vital lifeline through support, advocacy, education and research.

You are why we can fulfill our mission to save lives and reduce the burden of asthma and allergies. Please consider supporting AAFA and making a difference in the lives of people managing asthma and allergies



AAFA Tackles Sesame Allergen Labeling, Epinephrine Policies and School Protections

In addition to testifying before the House, AAFA also recently advocated for better epinephrine policies and sesame labeling. Read our January advocacy update for details.


When: July 23-26, 2020

Where: Orlando World Center Marriott

Save the date for AAFA's first national patient conference for adults and kids managing atopic diseases! Enjoy educational sessions on asthma, food allergies, eczema and more.

Watch our Breathe newsletter and for more details soon!

Thank you for your continued support.

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