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Asthma Overview

This portal provides information about asthma, its causes, diagnoses and treatment, and prevention strategies, with links to multi-media and tools that promote patient adherence.

Allergy Overview

This portal provides information about allergies, their causes, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention strategies, with links to multi-media.

Asthma Capitals

Asthma Capitals

There is no place free from asthma triggers, but which cities are more challenging places to live than others?  The Asthma Capitals identifies the 100 most challenging metro area places to live in the U.S. with asthma based on 13 factors.

Allergic Asthma


Allergic asthma is the most common type, affecting around 6 out of 10 people with asthma. Many symptoms of allergic asthma and non-allergic asthma are the same, but the triggers are different. Allergic asthma is triggered by allergens. If you have allergic asthma, your asthma symptoms may happen when you breathe in an allergen, such as dust or pet dander.

Allergy Capitals

Allergy Captials

There is no place safe from allergies in America, and some cities are more problematic than others are.  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.

Asthma PACT


Is your asthma well controlled? Visit AAFA’s Asthma PACT™ web page (Personalized Assessment and Control Tools), full of free information and resources. Use it to help assess and personalize your plan to improve your asthma control. Controlling your asthma is the key to having a "life without limits." 

Certified Products

Certified Products

The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program was created by top medical experts and AAFA to empower consumers to make an informed purchase decision when choosing allergen-avoidance products. The Certification Program independently tests and identifies consumer products that are more suitable for the 60+ million people in the United States living with asthma and related allergies.

Find an Asthma or Allergy Educational Support Group

AAFA has Educational Support Groups (ESGs) all across the country to help you gather relevant information about asthma and allergies and offer emotional support.

Hot topics in Asthma and Allergy Policy

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

Visit our Action Center

Get up to the minute information on asthma and allergy related proposed laws and policies. 

Become An Advocate!

Join millions of people affected by asthma and allergies to develop and implement public policies to improve our quality of life.

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.  Click here for more information about research and current clinical trial opportunities.

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of AAFA, is a respected patient organization with the largest online community for families raising children with food allergies.

FREE! Downloadable children’s Asthma and Allergy Activity Book called Ally and Andy’s Awesome Asthma and Allergy Activities

AAFA’s Spanish Website

Offers educational information and resources in Spanish.

ATS Breathing in America Book

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.

ATS Patient Information Series —Asthma

The ATS Patient Information Series is a public service of the American Thoracic Society and its journal the AJRCCM (www.atsjournals.org). The information appearing in this series is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of one’s personal health care provider.

Validated Educational Programs for Patients

These programs are recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as potentially effective educational interventions.