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Re: Our Commitment to Bridging the Gap In Racial Disparities

MPH ·
I know exactly how it feels to say and feel “I can’t breathe”. How people would do nothing to help. Do everything to cover it up. Because Doctors under my care did so on purpose to me. Soon my living heck will be over. No more covering it up. No more mental abuse. No more physical abuse. Because as a Doctor said “no one cares about you”.
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Our Commitment to Bridging the Gap In Racial Disparities

AAFA Community Services ·
U.S. systems have historically failed Black Americans and other marginalized groups. AAFA's goal is to dramatically reduce the burden of asthma and allergies for underserved groups within five years.
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Asthma Disparities in America: It’s Time for Real and Lasting Change

AAFA Community Services ·
Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native people have the highest rates of asthma , hospital visits and asthma-related deaths. This has not changed since we first reported on it in 2005. It’s time to take bold steps to reduce disparities in asthma. Asthma Disparities in America Report Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its Asthma Disparities in America report. This report looks at how asthma affects Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native...
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AAFA Receives CDC Funding Award to Improve Asthma Care and Outcomes for At-Risk Populations Through Comprehensive Community Health Interventions

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is spearheading yet another new venture geared toward improving health outcomes for our nation’s most at-risk groups affected by asthma. These groups include Black, Hispanic and Indigenous Americans, senior adults, expectant mothers, children with asthma, and our nation’s military who have developed asthma while in service.
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Re: AAFA Receives CDC Funding Award to Improve Asthma Care and Outcomes for At-Risk Populations Through Comprehensive Community Health Interventions

ElleBJ01 ·
CHI-ASMA sounds like a perfect partner for our project Breathe IE, here in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California. We are a non profit that has been funded to help children, aged 3-18 years old, with asthma and their families to recognize and reduce triggers in the home environment. Community Health Workers, such as myself, work with these families, either virtually or in-home, using a curriculum that is engaging and interactive, so that children and their families are excited...
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Re: AAFA Receives CDC Funding Award to Improve Asthma Care and Outcomes for At-Risk Populations Through Comprehensive Community Health Interventions

Kathy P ·
Welcome ElleBJ01 - that sounds like a great program! Someone from the AAFA team will be in touch to learn more about your program.
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Re: AAFA Receives CDC Funding Award to Improve Asthma Care and Outcomes for At-Risk Populations Through Comprehensive Community Health Interventions

Lorene ·
Hi @ElleBJ01 - thank you for reaching out regarding our program! I sent you an email to the address on file. Looking forward to learning more about your work in the Imperial Valley. Lorene
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Asthma Impacts on American Indian/Alaska Native People

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America report on Asthma Disparities in America looks at the burden of asthma on racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Health disparities are preventable health differences between groups of people. Health disparities are higher burdens of illness or death linked to social, economic, and environmental disadvantages. For example, if one group of people has a higher rate of asthma than another group of people, it is an asthma disparity. This month is...
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Re: Asthma Impacts on American Indian/Alaska Native People

Bamidele ·
Even in africa here..it's total war to survive as an individual let alone an asthmatic individual.
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It Never Should Have Happened: Recognizing Racial Bias in Asthma Could Have Saved Valerie’s Husband

AAFA Community Services ·
On Sept. 16, 2020, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released our Asthma Disparities in America report. This report looks at how asthma affects Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native groups in the United States. After coming across this report, Valerie Vison reached out to share her story. In the essay below, you’ll hear from Valerie, who lost her husband, Jordan, to asthma on July 22. In a World of “What If” – Could Racial Bias Have Contributed to My 30-Year-Old...
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A Kind Heart: One Mom Shares Her Daughter’s Legacy to Help Prevent Asthma Deaths

AAFA Community Services ·
It shouldn’t have happened. Not to Urainia Bendter. Not to her ex-husband. Not to her partner Lamont Sykes. Not to her grieving son. Not to her newborn daughter. And not to Adaora Elikwu. At only 12 years old, Adaora was destined for greatness. She knew what she wanted − to go an Ivy League school and be a lawyer one day. She was well on her way, having been accepted into the DREAM Specialized High School Institute to earn a seat at a specialized high school in New York City. Talkative and...
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Re: It Never Should Have Happened: Recognizing Racial Bias in Asthma Could Have Saved Valerie’s Husband

Linsley Fernandes da Silva ·
I'm sorry about your husband. It wasn't your fault. Asthma is realy dangerous and is a trouble for who have It and for who give us support to survive. He is thankfull of you, wherever he is now. Keep living and remmembering yours good moments lived together.
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Re: A Kind Heart: One Mom Shares Her Daughter’s Legacy to Help Prevent Asthma Deaths

Shea ·
I am heartbroken to hear what happened to Urainia. I will do as much as possible to advocate for those with asthma and I keep her and her family in my heart and thoughts and prayers. My son and I both face life-threatening allergies and I have asthma as well, and big reactions can come at any time-- these diseases are beyond tough, and we need our human team to bring greater awareness to the severe nature of reactions, and to preparedness, to protect our families.
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Re: A Kind Heart: One Mom Shares Her Daughter’s Legacy to Help Prevent Asthma Deaths

cassalia ·
Thank you @Shea ! Stay healthy and safe and let us hope for a wonderful 2021!
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Re: A Kind Heart: One Mom Shares Her Daughter’s Legacy to Help Prevent Asthma Deaths

Iris1971 ·
I'm so sorry for the sudden loss of this beautiful child who held so much promise. As a person with uncontrolled asthma and life-threatening food and drug allergies, I've struggled all my life with trying to have my health challenges taken seriously by those around me. I support the work of AAFA and other organizations involved with the advocacy of asthma patients and their treatment. The recognition of asthma as a serious disease has come a long way. However, there's much work to do yet. I...
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Re: A Kind Heart: One Mom Shares Her Daughter’s Legacy to Help Prevent Asthma Deaths

Mikki Buckland ·
I found this so sad. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Mikki Buckland.
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