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AAFA and Rabbit Air Team Up to Help At-Risk Children With Asthma

 

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Rabbit Air have teamed up to help children in San Diego, California, and St. Louis, Missouri, have better indoor air quality to improve asthma management.

AAFA is currently working with Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. We are helping them grow and expand their severe asthma clinic by providing funding, education support, and building their community network.

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AAFA staff meet with members of the Rady Children’s severe asthma clinic team. (Photo was taken in early February 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread in the United States.)


The clinic treats children with severe persistent, uncontrolled asthma. A clinical team evaluates each child. The team works together to ensure children get complete care and self-management education from each team member.

Children who are seen in the severe asthma clinic can take part in Rady’s Community Approach to Severe Asthma (CASA) program. This program connects high-risk children and their families with trained community health workers (CHWs). CHWs help families find and reduce asthma triggers in the home. They also provide free resources and products to help reduce these triggers.

rabbit air Logo_Blue_RGB_RRabbit Air donated 50 of their CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® air cleaners to the Rady Children’s CASA program. CHWs will be placing the air cleaners in homes of children with severe asthma.

Rabbit Air also worked with AAFA’s St. Louis Chapter to donate 50 additional CERTIFIED air cleaners to St. Louis area schools. The AAFA St. Louis Chapter provides emergency asthma equipment to schools through its RESCUE® program. They also provide statewide COVID-19 and asthma training and kits to schools.

AAFA thanks Rabbit Air for these donated air cleaners to help support programs to improve indoor air quality for at-risk children!

To help you make informed decisions, we have CERTIFIED more than 200 products. When you are shopping for products for your home, look for the CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® mark. It means we certify that the product passed our standards to reduce exposure to allergens and improve air quality.

Visit aafa.org/certified to search for CERTIFIED products and learn more about the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program.

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