Key Issues

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) focuses on saving and improving lives for people with asthma and allergic diseases. We do this by raising awareness and understanding of these conditions. We advocate for policies that support a better life for our community. We work to advance basic and clinical research to prevent, treat, and cure these conditions.

AAFA takes part in the national policy-making process. We identify key priorities for our community through focus groups, social listening, and surveys. Our collective voice impacts public policies and priorities on many issues. AAFA works with key decision-makers, policy-makers, and other health stakeholders to help shape laws and regulations that impact people with asthma and allergies.

AAFA’s nationwide network of advocates and our work with several coalitions help us to achieve legislative successes.

To learn more about specific issues impacting the asthma and allergy community, see the information below:

Access to Health Care

Access to Medication

Climate and Health

Food Allergies

Healthy Settings

Health Disparities

Federal Programs and Funding



AAFA’s board of directors approve the foundation’s key policy targets each year: AAFA Policy Targets 2022-2023