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Food Allergy and Asthma Resources

The Land of Can: https://www.thelandofcan.com/canpaign

Created by JJ Vulopas, a college senior living with life-threatening food allergies, the Land of Can is a blog to “1.) create an authentic resource for parents of children with food allergies and 2.) to strengthen the emotional well-being of young people by empowering them to define themselves by who they are and who they can be, instead of by who they’re not!”

Allergy & Asthma Network: https://www.allergyasthmanetwork.org/ 

Allergy & Asthma Network is the leading nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research.

Food Allergy Research & Education: https://www.foodallergy.org/

FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: https://www.aaaai.org/

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional organization with nearly 7,000 members in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries. This membership includes allergist / immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related healthcare professionals—all with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. The AAAAI is dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx

The AAP is an organization of 67​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ See here for food allergy recommendations from the nations pediatricians.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: https://acaai.org/

ACAAI is a professional medical association of more than 6,000 allergist-immunologists and allied health professionals. This site is filled with Allergy and Asthma Resources and how to access an allergist for care and treatment.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): https://www.aafa.org/

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT): https://www.foodallergyawareness.org/

FAACT’s mission is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. Whether it’s keeping children safe at school, responding to food allergy bullying, traveling, preparing for college, dealing with workplace issues, or simply taking the family out for dinner, FAACT has all the facts you need to manage food allergies and stay healthy. FAACT is your voice for food allergy awareness.

National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov/

NIAID is the lead Institute at the National Institutes of Health conducting research on food allergy, a condition that affects approximately 5 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States. In a person with food allergy, the immune system reacts abnormally to a component of a food—sometimes producing a life-threatening response.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago: https://www.luriechildrens.org/

All the commitment, all the services, all the care. All, for your one. At Lurie Children’s, a top-ranked children’s hospital, we put children and their families at the center of all we do — from before birth, through childhood and adolescence, and beyond. Because we’re passionate about helping children become happy, healthy adults.

American Lung Association: https://www.lung.org/

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.

Respiratory Health Association: https://resphealth.org/about-us/

Respiratory Health Association’s mission is to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research, and policy change.

American Thoracic Society: http://www.thoracic.org/

ATS the world’s leading medical association dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago: https://www.luriechildrens.org/

All the commitment, all the services, all the care. All, for your one. At Lurie Children’s, a top-ranked children’s hospital, we put children and their families at the center of all we do — from before birth, through childhood and adolescence, and beyond. Because we’re passionate about helping children become happy, healthy adults.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program works to help Americans with asthma achieve better health and improved quality of life. The program funds states, school programs, and non-government organizations to help them improve surveillance of asthma, train health professionals, educate individuals with asthma and their families, and explain asthma to the public.

National Institutes of Health: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/asthma

NIAID supports targeted research to understand the underlying immune responses that lead to asthma. This understanding may aid the development of asthma prevention strategies and treatments to improve life for those already living with the disease. NIAID research focuses on understanding how environmental exposures interact with a person’s genetic makeup to cause immune responses that contribute to development of asthma or increase its severity.

Illinois Department of Public Health: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/asthma

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to protect the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation, and the control of disease and injury.

Chicago Asthma Consortium: http://chicagoasthma.org/

Chicago Asthma Consortium is a coalition of medical and public health professionals, business leaders, government agencies, community-based organizations, and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma through advocacy, education and collaboration.