Founded in 1953, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient organization for people with asthma and allergic diseases. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, support, advocacy and research. Their mission is to help those living with these chronic diseases live life without limits.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America provides many educational programs and tools for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers, including “validated” programs and Spanish-language programs. It provides support for patients and families though a national network of chapters, educational support groups, and online communities. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America advocates on behalf of patients for better policies, including access to medication and air quality, and is the only patient group that awards research grants for both asthma and allergies in search for better treatments and cures.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Blog
Jul 21, 2016
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services have proposed several cuts to Medicaid benefits including one that affects allergy sufferers. One of the changes proposed is to remove coverage for allergy testing for people on[…]Read more...
Jul 20, 2016
There is a new drug available for children with uncontrolled asthma caused by airborne allergens. Xolair is already approved for people, ages 12 and older, with moderate to severe asthma. It belongs to a class of drugs called biologics. It[…]Read more...
Jul 18, 2016
Controlling your asthma so it doesn't control you is a key part of staying healthy. Avoiding asthma triggers to prevent flare-ups is important. So is carrying a quick-relief rescue inhaler everywhere you go. Long-term control medicines help you prevent and[…]Read more...
Jun 30, 2016
The latest research shows that there is no evidence of infection from allergy shots, also known as allergen immunotherapy. The threat of infection is one of the reasons cited in a proposal to restrict your access to allergy shots .[…]Read more...