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Asthma & Allergy Week

Asthma Overview

Information about asthma, its causes, diagnoses, treatment and prevention strategies with links to multimedia and tools that promote patient adherence.

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Allergy Overview

Information about allergies, their causes, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention strategies, with links to multimedia. More info

Hot topics! Asthma & Allergy policy

Join millions of people affected by asthma and allergies to develop and implement public policies.

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Asthma Educational Resources

Find validated asthma education programs for patients of all ages in the AAFA Resource catalog

- Education for Health Professionals
- For Allied Health Care Professionals
- Validated Education Programs
- Asthma Support Groups Information
- Posters, fact sheets and brochures
- Educational programs in Spanish
- Children’s Activity Book  - Ally and Andy’s Awesome…Book

Asthma Capitals 2012

Click here to see previous list of which cities the AAFA named the top 100 most challenging places to live with asthma. New list will be available in May 2012.

Allergy Capitals 2012

The Allergy Capitals identifies the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies.  AAFA reports these ranking in the spring and fall seasons each year based on scientific analysis of three factors for the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. More info 

Asthma PACT

AAFA’s free assessment tool that creates a personalized report and offers accurate and useful information to improve your asthma control.

For more information Click here

AAFA Clinical Trial Resource Center

You can be the difference in finding better treatments and cures for asthma and allergies by volunteering for a research clinical trial.

For more information about current clinical trial opportunities Click Here

Asthma and Allergy Friendly Products

The asthma and allergy friendy™ Certification Program was created by top medical experts and AAFA to empower consumers to make an informed purchase decision when choosing allergen-avoidance products.

For more information Click here

Patient Information Series

ATS Patient Health Series

Build Smart, Breathe Easier

Building an Asthma and Allergy Friendly home in Philadelphia with Carter Oosterhouse, Watch video here


- Learn about the two main causes of asthma symptoms, in this video from the AAFA. (Click here)

- CNN reports on managing asthma featuring Dr. Sheryl Lucas (Click here)

- Help protect your family from indoor allergens! See this interview with Beth Corn, MD of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and AAFA’s Mike Tringale on Milwaukee’s The Morning Blend show. Click here.

ATS Breathing in America publication

The Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope compilationbriefly describes respiratory diseases and the progress that is being made in the quest to find their cures.

Chapter on Asthma More Info


Lung ATS Statements, Guidelines and Reports

ATS Statements, Guidelines and Reports are printed in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. These documents are also available in PDF format. You may download one copy of any ATS document; there is no charge for this service.

  1. An Official American Thoracic Society Statement: Work-Exacerbated Asthma
  2. Asthma in the Workplace (2009)
  3. Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Asthma Risk at Work, School, and Recreation (2004)
  4. An Official American Thoracic Workshop Report: Obesity and Asthma (2010)
  5. An Official American Thoracic Society/ European Respiratory Society Statement: Asthma Control and Exacerbations - Standardizing Endpoints for Clinical Asthma Trials and Clinical Practice (2009)
  6. Joint Task Force Report: Supplemental Recommendations for the Management and Follow-up of Asthma Exacerbations (2009)
  7. An Official ATS Workshop Report: Issues in Screening for Asthma in Children (2007)
  8. An Official ATS Clinical Practice Guideline: Interpretation of Exhaled Nitric Oxide Levels (FENO)for Clinical Applications