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Policy Positions and Statements

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and our volunteers work to develop and implement public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies.

ACCESS TO CARE

AAFA promotes access to affordable, quality health care that covers everyone and promotes access to safe, effective treatments for asthma and allergies that best meet the patients' needs. Click here to view AAFA’s full position statements on access to care.

ALLERGIES AND ANAPHYLAXIS

Click here to view AAFA’s information about issues affecting allergy patients!

ASTHMA PROGRAM FUNDING

AAFA supports efforts to prevent asthma and allergies from developing and worsening the health of Americans, as well as to improve asthma treatment, management and control. Click here to view AAFA’s policy and position statements on asthma program funding.

CHILDHOOD ASTHMA DISPARITIES

AAFA supports efforts to close the gap on ethnic disparities in asthma treatment and prevalence.  Click here to view AAFA’s letters of support and position statements.  Download AAFA’s report: Ethnic Disparities in the Burden and Treatment of Asthma

CLEAN AIR

AAFA promotes clean, safe air for everyone and urges the adoption of strong standards to reduce the emission of harmful air pollutants.  Click here to view AAFA’s fact sheets, policies and positions on clean air. 

EPINEPHRINE IN SCHOOLS

AAFA supports school policies that promote access to life-saving medications to treat students and staff who experience severe allergic reactions. Click 
here to view AAFA’s policy and position statements on access to medications in schools.

HEALTH REFORM

Click here to view policy resources offered by various organizations and government agencies explaining the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as AAFA’s policies regarding comparative effectiveness research. 

MEDICAL RESEARCH

AAFA supports maximizing basic, clinical, preventive and health services research funding. This includes supporting increased research funding for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Health Resources and Quality, and other agencies that conduct research relevant to asthma and allergic diseases. Click here to view our letters of support for medical research funding.

OVER THE COUNTER ALLERGY, COUGH AND COLD MEDICINES

AAFA’s nationwide survey finds patients support immediate access to safe, inexpensive and effective over the counter medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Click here to view the full survey results and AAFA’s policy statements on this issue. 


 



 

 

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