An expert panel from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia (IMPACT DC) Asthma Clinic at Children’s National Hospital answered your questions about managing asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our expert panel discussed:
- Access to asthma health care during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Asthma management strategies, including preventing respiratory illnesses
- Making decisions for in-person and stay-at-home learning and work
- The role of telehealth in asthma management
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know
- What People With Asthma Need to Know About Face Masks and Coverings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools
- How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans
- AAFA's Asthma Action Plan (English and Spanish) – free PDF download)
- Are Asthma and Allergies Disabilities?
- Is It COVID-19, the Flu, a Cold, Allergies or Asthma? Respiratory Symptoms Chart (English and Spanish) – (free PDF download)
- Cleaning Your Hands With Soap Vs. Hand Sanitizer: What Is Best to Protect Yourself From COVID-19 and Other Illnesses?
- Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin
- Why Healthy Indoor Air Quality Is Important
- AAFA’s Asthma Disparities in America Report
About our expert panel:
- Eduardo Fox, MD, Associate Medical Director, IMPACT DC
- Mitchell Grayson, MD, Chair, AAFA Medical Scientific Council
- Shilpa Patel, MD, MPH, Medical Director, IMPACT DC
- Deepa Rastogi, MD, MS, Co-Director, Severe Asthma Program, Children's National Hospital
- Bud Wiedermann, MD, MA, pediatric infectious disease, Children’s National Hospital
To help narrow the racial and ethnic asthma disparities gap in the U.S., AAFA and the IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic at Children’s National Hospital are joining forces to expand community health programs.
How Can You Help Reduce Asthma Disparities?
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- Advocate for people affected by asthma disparities
- Participate in patient-centered research and clinical trials
- Join our Patient and Family Advisory Council