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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Abbreviation AAFA
Motto for life without limits
Formation 1953[1]
Type Foundation
Headquarters Landover, Maryland
Coordinates
Region served
USA
Chair
Chris Cole, JD
Main organ
Board of Directors
Website http://www.aafa.org/

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for and controlling asthma, food allergies, nasal allergies and other allergic diseases. AAFA's mission is also to educate the public about these diseases. AAFA's motto is "for life without limits" and AAFA represents the 70 million Americans with asthma and allergies.

AAFA was founded in 1953 to address the growing prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in the United States.[1] AAFA's activities include: (a) funding basic scientific research to help search for cures; (b) conducting public education to promote national awareness of these diseases; and (c) advocating public policies with a goal of improving the quality of life for patients. AAFA has a network of state chapters throughout the United States. AAFA also has a number of local support groups for asthma, food allergies and a variety of other specific allergic conditions.

AAFA is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from foundations and government agencies as well as charitable donations from private sector groups.[2] AAFA administers the Asthma & Allergy Friendly Certification Program in the U.S., sponsors Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month each May and also conducts research to identify the Asthma Capitals and the Allergy Capitals (spring and fall rankings), the most challenging places to live in the U.S. with asthma and allergies. AAFA has also developed a variety of asthma and allergy health education programs, that have been validated through formal research to help improve health outcomes for patients.[3]

Contents

  • See also 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "About AAFA" History and Background http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=10
  2. ^ AAFA Annual Report and 990 IRS tax filings http://www.aafa.org/pdfs/AAFA%20AnnualReport04_lo_CONSOL.pdf
  3. ^ CDC Site: Validation of AAFA Edudational Intervention http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/interventions/act.htm

Further reading

  • “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” CDC National Center for Health Statistics, February 24, 2006, 55(07);185
  • “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” CDC National Center for Health Statistics, February 27, 2004, 53(07):145-8

External links

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  • AAFA en Espanol
  • AAFA Facebook Page
  • AAFA Facebook Causes Page
  • AAFA Twitter Page
  • AAFA Online Community Page
  • asthma & allergy friendly Certification - international product testing and certification program.
  • Asma en Espanol
  • MyFoodAllergies.net - online resource for people with food allergies.
  • Asthma Capitals - annual research and rankings of the "most challenging places to live with asthma."
  • Spring Allergy Capitals - annual research and rankings of the "most challenging places to live with spring allergies."
  • Fall Allergy Capitals - annual research and rankings of the "most challenging places to live with fall allergies."
  • Sleep-Work-Play - online resource about allergic asthma and how to improve quality of life issues for asthma patients.
  • Allergy Action Plan - online resource about seasonal allergies and how to recognize, diagnose, prevent and treat the disease.
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • Transition Now!
  • Ready to Go Pro - The NBA's Asthma Education Program with AAFA.
  • State Honor Roll of Asthma & Allergy Policies for Schools
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