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Re: AAFA Appoints Melanie Carver Chief Mission Officer

Ksuzn ·
Very happy to see this exciting news. Congratulations Melanie and thank you for all you do...you're a rockstar!
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Re: AAFA Appoints Melanie Carver Chief Mission Officer

Deborah Bartlett ·
You're quite welcome. Together we are better!
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Re: AAFA Appoints Melanie Carver Chief Mission Officer

Melanie Carver ·
@Deborah Bartlett and @Shea , thank you so much! It's so important to have patient representation at every level of advocacy. We're in this together!
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Re: AAFA Appoints Melanie Carver Chief Mission Officer

Shea ·
Congratulations! And thank you for advocating for us!
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Re: AAFA Appoints Melanie Carver Chief Mission Officer

Melanie Carver ·
Thank you so much @Ksuzn ! I woke up this morning with an asthma flare. When I say we're in this together, it has special meaning to me. I am grateful for our community and for all the support shared here. 💙💙💙
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Re: AAFA Appoints Melanie Carver Chief Mission Officer

Iris1971 ·
Congratulations, Melanie! Thank you for all you do! Much luck in your new capacity at AAFA and all that it entails! Iris1971💚💛💜
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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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Congress Passes School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act

AAFA Community Services ·
Update: It's official! On Jan. 5, 2021, the president signed the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act into law. Thank you to our community. Your efforts helped to get this bill signed into law, which will help thousands of students with asthma and allergies and their families nationwide. AAFA Celebrates Major Advocacy Win! Congress Passes School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act, H.R. 2468 Law gives greater protections and resources to students with asthma...
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Re: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

JR ·
The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are both appropriate for adults over the age of 18 (Pfizer's can be given to teens/adults at 16 years old and up). Now, if you're coughing and choking because you have COVID, you should hold off on getting the vaccine until you feel better ( per the CDC ). If you are coughing and choking because you have an allergies (e.g., pollen, peanuts, pineapple, etc), you can still get the vaccine. That said, if you are allergic to any of the specific...
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Re: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

Lorene ·
Hi @californiamom ! Welcome to the community. We have a blog post with lots of information on the COVID-19 vaccines . The post includes and easy-to-use chart that explains who should get which vaccine, who should talk their doctor first, and who may want to wait. Have you signed up for your vaccine appointment yet? Thanks for the reminder to smile - I always appreciate a good smile. Lorene
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AAFA Advocacy Recap and What’s Next in 2021

Jenna R. ·
The year 2020 was unlike any other – filled with loss and uncertainty for so many. With the nation still rocked by a global pandemic, this year is proving to be no different. Despite many obstacles, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) remains committed to advocating for the asthma and allergy community. Last year, we led and took part in more than 20 different coalitions working together to move bills through Congress and state governments. Four of the bills AAFA championed...
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Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

AAFA Community Services ·
The New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently hosted a webinar to examine health equity among Black Americans. Four experts joined the online discussion, titled “Speaker Series: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community.” The panel looked at how these factors affect health equity: Social determinants of health Structural racism Implicit bias Asthma Disparities in America The burden of asthma in the U.S. falls disproportionately on...
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Re: Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community (Videos and Resources)

californiamom ·
which vaccine do you suggest for a senior with breathing and coughing and choking issues? MODERNA, PFIZER OR JOHNSON AND JOHNSON? .....AND DON'T YOU FORGET TO SMILE TODAY. I KNOW I AM. On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:16 AM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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AAFA Supports Bills Aimed at Saving and Improving the Lives of Black Mothers

AAFA Community Services ·
Update as of March 2, 2021: Advocacy Action Alert! Ask your representatives to support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act. Use our simple tool at the bottom of this blog post to email a letter or share your message on Twitter. On Feb. 8, 2021, Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and other leaders of Congress introduced the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act . The act is made up of 12 bills introduced by Black Maternal Health Caucus members.
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AAFA Teams With OMRON Healthcare to Provide Nebulizers to Vulnerable Patients With Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working with OMRON Healthcare to distribute medical-grade nebulizers and expand access to asthma management technology to underserved communities nationwide through AAFA's regional chapters . We appreciate Omron's support of AAFA's mission to address health disparities across the U.S . PRESS RELEASE OMRON Healthcare, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Join Together to Provide More Respiratory Medical Care to Underserved...
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AAFA and Rabbit Air Team Up to Help At-Risk Children With Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
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. AAFA staff meet with members of the Rady Children’s severe asthma clinic...
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AAFA Asks Congress to Tackle Racial Disparities in Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
As part of our advocacy efforts for people with asthma and allergies, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) visits Congress every year. We invite patients and advocates from across the U.S. to let Congress know what policies can help improve the lives of people managing allergic diseases. Meetings were held on Zoom this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic . The meetings focused on the urgent need to fix the nation’s health disparities gap. AAFA’s theme for this year’s meetings...
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