AAFA Michigan Chapter
The AAFA Michigan Chapter serves all Michigan residents (of all ages) affected by asthma and allergies. AAFA Michigan also provides resources for health care professionals, caregivers, and child care providers. The AAFA Michigan Chapter works with communities to make them better for those with allergies and asthma.
In Michigan, almost a million people have asthma. More than 200,000 of these are children. Many miss school and work and visit the emergency room because of the disease. We want to help those affected manage their asthma and allergies.
What Programs Does the Chapter Provide?
The AAFA Michigan Chapter was chosen as a HEAL Innovation site. HEAL (Health Equity Advancement & Leadership) is a project with the goal of building and supporting community-based work to address inequities in asthma. The overall goal of HEAL is to reduce asthma deaths and illness among high-risk populations. HEAL Innovation is a multiyear project with the goal of building and supporting community-based interventions to address inequities in asthma.
AAFA Michigan hopes to improve asthma control through advancing general health and wellness, access to specialty care, assessment of home environments, and asthma self-management education.
They are looking for 50 people to join in this project to learn what good asthma control means. Along the way, thye will provide tools, resources and incentives aimed at improving asthma control and overall wellness. Sign up because you want to stop going to the emergency room and missing work or activities because your asthma is acting up and you just want to feel better!
To qualify for the HEAL project, YOU:
- have been told by a doctor you have asthma
- live in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Inkster, Redford, or River Rouge
- are 18 or over
- have been affected by healthcare inequities
If this is you and you want to get control back, fill out the HEAL application.
Here are a few other programs AAFA Michigan offers:
- Certified asthma educator on staff
- CEU trainings for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Medical staff
- Asthma and allergy care training for all ages
- Asthma and allergy education for childcare providers
- Public and workplace workshops
- Consulting and collaboration for any asthma & allergy issues
What Publications Does the Chapter Offer?
Our site offers links to news and quick reference tools. These include food allergy information, asthma guidelines and more.
How Do I Contact the Chapter?
Kathleen Felice Slonager, RN, AE-C, Executive Director
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Michigan Chapter
26111 West 14 Mile, Suite LL1
Franklin, MI 48025
Phone: (248) 406-4254
Toll-Free: (888) 444-0333