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2022 Press Releases Issued by AAFA

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2021 Press Releases

Renegade’s SWEAT-X Free and Clear first laundry detergent to earn the asthma & allergy friendly® certification Download PDF(November 9, 2021)

New Initiative, “Little Airways, Big Voices,” Brings Voice of Families Impacted by Childhood Asthma to the Forefront of Drug DevelopmentDownload PDF(September 15, 2021)

AAFA Issues Alert to Brace for a Spike in Asthma Hospitalizations and Emergencies Download PDF (September 9, 2021)

AAFA and Healthy Air Partners Coalition Meet with EPA on Pollution and Climate Change Download PDF (May 20, 2021)

AAFA Applauds 2021 EPA National Environmental Leadership Award Winner Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Severe Asthma Program Download PDF (May 5, 2021)

AAFA’s 2021 Asthma Capitals™ Report Lists Most Challenging Cities to Live in the U.S. With AsthmaDownload PDF (May 5, 2021)

Zoom-In on Health Equity: AAFA Asks Congress to Tackle Racial Disparities in Asthma and Allergy Download PDF (April 30, 2021)

AAFA Meets Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month with 31 Days of Action Download PDF (April 29, 2021)

AAFA Celebrates Massive Health Policy Change; Lawmakers Pass FASTER Act Making Sesame A Major Food Allergen Download PDF (April 14, 2021)

AAFA and OMRON Healthcare Join Together to Provide More Respiratory Medical Care to Underserved Communities Download PDF (March 31, 2021)

AAFA Boosts Advocacy Efforts on FASTER Act Download PDF (March 4, 2021)

AAFA’s 2021 Allergy Capitals™ Report Ranks Top U.S. Cities for Seasonal Allergies Download PDF (February 23, 2021)

AAFA Supports the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act Download PDF (February 8, 2021)

Huge AAFA Advocacy Victory! School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act, H.R. 2468 Becomes Law Download PDF (January 5, 2021)

2020 Press Releases
AAFA Celebrates Advocacy Win! Congress Passes School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act, H.R. 2468Download PDF (December 17, 2020)

AAFA’s Medical Scientific Council Shares Statement on Early Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Questions for People with Allergies Download PDF (December 16, 2020)

AAFA Applauds Senate Version of FASTER Act Passage Download PDF (December 9, 2020)

AAFA CEO and President, Kenneth Mendez Tapped for 2021 National Health Council Board of DirectorsDownload PDF (December 8, 2020)

AAFA Responds to New Updates of Federal Asthma Management GuidelinesDownload PDF (December 3, 2020)

AAFA Responds to U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Rule on Traveling with Animals on PlanesDownload PDF(December 2, 2020)

AAFA Praises U.S. House Passage of the FASTER Act Download PDF(November 17, 2020)

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Takes the Virtual Stage at Digital Greenbuild 2020 International Conference & Expo Download PDF(November 10, 2020)

AAFA Receives CDC Funding Award to Improve Asthma Care and Outcomes for At-Risk Populations Through Comprehensive Community Health InterventionsDownload PDF(October 29, 2020)

AAFA and IMPACT DC Partner on Bridging Health Disparities GapDownload PDF (October 8, 2020)

AAFA Applauds House Passage of School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act, H.R. 2468 Download PDF (September 29, 2020)

AAFA Releases Asthma Disparities in America: A Roadmap to Reducing Burden on Racial and Ethnic MinoritiesDownload PDF (September 16, 2020)

AAFA Appoints Melanie Carver Chief Mission OfficerDownload PDF (August 6, 2020)

AAFA Unveils “COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools” Download PDF(July 1, 2020)

® Certification”>Samsung’s Cube Air Purifier earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Download PDF(May 29, 2020)

AAFA and MedicAlert Foundation Announce a New Pact to Help Save Lives Download PDF(May 5, 2020)

“More Than Skin Deep” Voice of the Patient Report ReleasedDownload PDF(March 18, 2020)

The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Collaborates With Trane for Innovative Solutions to Improve Indoor Air Quality Download PDF(March 12, 2020)

2020 Allergy Capitals™ Report Ranks the Most Challenging Cities in the U.S. for AllergiesDownload PDF(March 10, 2020)

AAFA Testifies Before House Committee About the Importance of the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act Download PDF(January 8, 2020)

2018 Press Releases
Short Film Features Philadelphia Housing Impacts on HealthDownload PDF (November 15, 2018)

Groups Unite to Curb Oral Corticosteroid Overexposure in Asthma Treatment Download PDF (November 15, 2018)

AAFA Elects Dr. Richard Murray as New Board Chair Download PDF (November 13, 2018)

AAFA Announces Free Online Course for Asthma Patients Download PDF (November 8, 2018)

AAFA and Allergy Standards Host Allergy Summit to Elevate Industry and Consumer Perspectives to Improve Products for Allergy Aware Consumers Download PDF (November 1, 2018)

AAFA Applauds FDA First Steps Toward Declaring Sesame as Major Allergen Download PDF (October 30, 2018)

Healthier Home Initiative Addresses Philadelphia’s Asthma Crisis Download PDF (October 18, 2018)

AAFA Atopic Dermatitis Study Overview ReleasedDownload PDF (October 3, 2018)

2018 Fall Allergy Capitals™ Report Ranks the Most Challenging Cities Nationwide for Allergies Download PDF (September 25, 2018)

AAFA Applauds Walgreens and Kaléo Partnership, Increasing Patient Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine Download PDF (September 10, 2018)

® Dusting Cloths Earn asthma & allergy friendly® Certification”>Guardsman® Dusting Cloths Earn asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Download PDF (August 22, 2018)

® Certification Mark “>EasyCare Ultra Premium Acrylic Latex Paint by True Value Has Earned the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark Download PDF (July 26, 2018)

AAFA Receives Award From PCORI for BASIC Project Download PDF (May 10, 2018)

2018 Asthma Capitals™ Report Ranks the Most Challenging Cities in the U.S. for Asthma Download PDF (May 1, 2018)

New CLEO™ HOME Flooring Becomes CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Download PDF (April 25, 2018)

2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report Ranks the Most Challenging Cities Nationwide for Allergies Download PDF(April 20, 2018)

® EON ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum cleaner the First CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Commercial Vacuum Cleaner”>Sanitaire® EON ALLERGEN Upright Vacuum cleaner the First CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Commercial Vacuum Cleaner Download PDF (April 12, 2018)

® Steam Clothing Care System “>LG Styler First Certified asthma & allergy friendly® Steam Clothing Care System Download PDF (March 7, 2018)

AAFA Study Shows a Higher Burden of Disease for Patients With Adult- and Late Childhood-onset Atopic Dermatitis (AD) vs Patients With Early Childhood-onset AD Download PDF (March 4, 2018)

® Certification Program Showcases Its Certified Products and Services at AAAAI 2018 “>The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Showcases Its Certified Products and Services at AAAAI 2018 Download PDF (March 2, 2018)

® Automotive Cabin Air Filter “>Mercedes-Benz USA Offers the First CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Automotive Cabin Air Filter Download PDF (February 28, 2018)

AAFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film Download PDF (February 12, 2018)

AAFA Appoints New CEO Kenneth Mendez Download PDF(January 25, 2018)

2016 Press Releases
TM Report”>AAFA Releases 2016 State Honor RollTM Report Download PDF(December 27, 2016)

TMCertification Program Launches Free App to help Parents Find Products for a Healthier Home “>asthma & allergy friendlyTM Certification Program Launches Free App to help Parents Find Products for a Healthier Home Download PDF(December 20, 2016)

TM Report”>AAFA Releases 2016 Fall Allergy Capitals TM ReportDownload PDF(December 15, 2016)

AAFA’s Children’s Asthma Education Program Wins APHA Award Download PDF(December 1, 2016)

AAFA Co-Sponsored Report Provides Recommendations for Food Allergy Research, Treatment, and Policy Download PDF(November 30, 2016)

AAFA Contributes to Report Proposing Key Steps to Improving Healthcare Value Assessment Download PDF(June 21, 2016)

AAFA Partners with Coalition for Medicare Choices to Create New Respiratory-Focused Patient Education Resources Download PDF(June 6, 2016)

Football Star Partners with Asthma Foundation to Help Kids Tackle Asthma Download PDF(May 3, 2016)

AAFA’s asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program Celebrates 10 Successful Years Download PDF (April 25, 2016)

2016 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report Ranks The Most Challenging Cities Nationwide For Allergies Download PDF(March 23, 2016)

AAFA CEO Shares Patient Concerns About Restrictions to Allergen Immunotherapy at the AAAAI 2016 Symposium Download PDF (March 7, 2016)

AAFA Congratulates Dr. Robert Califf on Confirmation as FDA Commissioner Download PDF
(February 29, 2016)

AAFA to Comment on the Recruitment of Ethnically Diverse Populations to Support Clinical Trials Download PDF
(February 29, 2016)

AAFA Adds Prestigious Healthcare Leaders to Board of Directors Download PDF
(February 10, 2016)

New Survey Finds Most Americans Spend Little Time Thinking About Allergy Symptoms Download PDF