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WEBINAR: Asthma and the Relationship with Pet Allergies

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Presenter: Gabriel Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

The Arizona Asthma Coalition provides education and networking for clinicians and anyone who cares for patients living with asthma and allergies. AAC is collaborating with Thermo Fisher Scientific in bringing you this free educational opportunity!

This educational activity is designed for practicing pediatric and adult primary care providers, asthma specialists (pulmonologists and allergists), pediatric and family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurses, school nurses, quality assurance leaders, case managers, MAs, students, and anyone else involved in the care of people with asthma and allergies.

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Back to School with Asthma Toolkit for Schools

Shared from American Lung Association

Asthma is a leading chronic condition that causes students to miss school, which can directly affect their academic success. The American Lung Association has several helpful tips and resources for schools as they prepare for 2022-2023 school year.

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Open Seat on the Arizona Asthma Coalition Board

We are interested in adding a member to our board who has skill and experience in public policy and advocacy. As part of our effort to improve the health and quality of life for all asthmatics in Arizona, this new board member’s portfolio will include:

  • Networking and building relationships with coalitions and partners
  • Informing the Board and stakeholders about emerging public policies that would have an impact on people with asthma
  • Advocating for public policies which support clean air, access to healthcare and best practices for preventing and treating asthma

The successful candidate will bring a strong public health policy perspective to our board. It currently includes physicians, nurse practitioners, a school nurse manager, respiratory therapists, asthma educators, program administrators and academic faculty in pharmacy and public health.

Relevant types of experience may include:

  • Participation in local and/or statewide public health coalitions and partnerships
  • Analyzing and summarizing public policy issues in writing
  • Sharing information about policies with a statewide audience
  • Tracking proposed legislation and sharing its relevance with stakeholders
  • Representing your organization’s policy positions in presentations, media or testimony

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to Lisa Rascon at

UNC School of Medicine Participating in $31-Million Asthma Study

Shared from UNC School of Medicine

The UNC School of Medicine has been selected to participate in a new study to examine the comparative effectiveness of asthma treatments. The project will focus on which of two treatment types – inhaled steroids or specific antibiotics, alone or together – works best in different patients. 

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Social Determinants of Health Associated With Asthma Morbidity in Children 

Shared from AJMC

At-risk rates of asthma morbidity in children varied across census tracts in Washington, DC, and were significantly correlated with social determinants of health in each area, according to a recent study. Study results published in Pediatrics showed that adverse social determinants of health (SDOH) were significantly associated with increased at-risk rates (ARRs) of pediatric asthma morbidity and that these ARRs varied widely across census tracts in Washington, DC.

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Psychiatric Outcomes of Biologics for Severe Asthma During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shared from Pulmonology Advisor

In patients with severe asthma, disease management, perceived stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression all improved after the initiation of biologics — even during the COVID-19 pandemic. These were among study findings recently published in Respiratory Medicine

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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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