Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

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15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference

Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference scheduled for November 13, 2021. We are fairly confident that the event will be held in person -- stay tuned for additional details!

Why Earth Day Matters to People with Asthma: It’s the Air We Breathe

Repost from Healthline

Each year on April 22, Earth Day acts as an invitation to reconnect with nature. Many people choose to spend the day exploring the great outdoors, planting a tree, or organizing a trash pickup to help take care of their community.

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 to raise awareness about the ways that fossil fuels were polluting our air and water. Led by two senators, Americans gathered to protest the impacts of oil spills, industrial waste, and traffic pollution on the environment — and, in turn, their own health.

The attention the first Earth Day brought to these issues resulted in the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and spurred legislation that still protects communities today.

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School-Based Asthma, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Program

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has created a new central resource known as the School-Based Asthma, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Program (SA3MPRO™) to help students with asthma and allergies, as well as their families, manage their conditions while at school. The School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468) became law in January 2021, requiring individual action plans and coordinated support for students with allergies and asthma.

SA3MPRO encourages a “circle of support,” centering the child within a communication network that includes families, clinicians and school nurses. Each child should have an asthma action plan—a key part of coordinating asthma care—and health care providers must educate the family, child and school nurse about the need for the plan in school. SA3MPRO emphasizes the importance of accessible, bidirectional and simple communication among all members of the circle of support for the health of the child.

The SA3MPRO toolkit offers detailed guidance for schools, clinicians and families, as well as many sample forms. 

Access the Toolkit here


Follow Our New Facebook Page

Arizona Asthma Coalition is now on Facebook! Head over to Facebook and like AAC to keep up to date on asthma, allergy and organizational updates in between our monthly newsletters. 

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Join the Arizona Asthma Coalition

As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues. Become a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition or renew your membership and help us continue this important work.

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