AAFA Alaska Chapter
The AAFA Alaska Chapter serves all Alaskan residents affected by asthma and allergies. We serve patients of all ages. Also, we provide resources for healthcare professionals, caregivers and childcare providers. We work with our communities to make Alaska a better place for those with allergies and asthma.
What Programs Does the Chapter Provide?
AAFA Alaska offers several programs for patients and caregivers. Here are just a few:
- New-to-food-allergies program
- Support groups for parents of children with food allergies
- Education for school nurses
- Education for childcare providers
- Camp for kids with asthma and food allergies
What Events Does the Chapter Hold?
AAFA Alaska hosts the Wheezin’, Sneezin’ & Itchin’ conference each September. Alaskan healthcare providers can attend for 15 CMEs (nursing contact hours). Local experts discuss best practices and guidelines.
Peninsula Puffers is a summer camp held with Camp Fire USA. It is held in Cooper Landing, Alaska, for children ages 7 -14 with asthma and food allergies.
What Publications Does the Chapter Offer?
Members of AAFA Alaska receive a quarterly e-newsletter, The Daily Meter.
AAFA Alaska also wrote a children’s book. Wheezin’, Sneezin’ & Itchin’ in Alaska is unique to Alaska. A moose, puffin, bear, and porcupine educate children about asthma and allergies. They help each other learn to live lives without limits while at summer camp.
How Do I Contact the Chapter?
Dale Knutsen, Executive Director
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Alaska Chapter
P.O. Box 201927
Anchorage, AK 99520-1927
Phone: (907) 349-0637
Toll-Free: (800) 651-4914
Fax: (907) 349-0637