Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

COVID-19: An Illustrated Scientific Summary

Looking for a simplified, scientific summary about the novel coronavirus? Check out this video created and produced by Yale Neuroscience Ph.D. student, Clara Liao>>

Save the Date for the 14th Annual Clinical Asthma & Allergy Conference

Mark your calendars for AAC's Clinical Asthma & Allergy Conference - Wheezing & Sneezing in the Desert on September 12, 2020 at the Phoenix Children's Hospital Conference Center. More details to come!


Certification Timeframe Change

Effective June 1, 2020, the certification period for Certified Asthma Educators will be 5 years after taking and passing the certification exam. The NAECB board recently approved this change in the certification timeframe from the current 7 years to 5 years to ensure that our certificants stay current with rapidly evolving research, technology and pharmaceutical options for managing asthma. Candidates who take and pass the examination prior to June 1, 2020, will maintain their certification for 7 years. Anyone taking the examination after that date will maintain their certification for 5 years. The timeframe for candidates recertifying by CEUs remains unchanged at 5 years.

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Do Chronic Respiratory Diseases or Their Treatment Affect the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Infection?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is an acute respiratory disease that can lead to respiratory failure and death. Previous epidemics of novel coronavirus diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), were associated with similar clinical features and outcomes.

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Escaping Pandora’s Box — Another Novel Coronavirus

The 1918 influenza pandemic was the deadliest event in human history (50 million or more deaths, equivalent in proportion to 200 million in today’s global population). For more than a century, it has stood as a benchmark against which all other pandemics and disease emergences have been measured. We should remember the 1918 pandemic as we deal with yet another infectious-disease emergency: the growing epidemic of novel coronavirus infectious disease (Covid-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). 

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What Health Insurance Options Are Out There for Folks that Have Been Laid Off?

Beyond the public health impact of the virus itself, the social distancing interventions are causing their own public health impacts by adversely impacting the social determinants of health. When people lose their ability to make a living it can cause a cascade of harmful outcomes. It’s a good thing that the recent $2.2T fiscal stimulus is on the way (especially the increase in unemployment insurance benefits) – but that’s just a patch.

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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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