Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) brings patient spokespeople and advocates from across the nation to Congress to help advance policies to improve the lives of the community it serves. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
During these meetings, community advocates and AAFA leadership share with their representatives and senators the impact food allergies and asthma have on all of our lives, including the devastating toll of racial and ethnic disparities and the health impacts of climate change. This year, AAFA is asking Congress to support funding for key programs and legislation that continues to improve research, prevention, treatment, and access to care to save lives and promote health equity.
This year, we encouraged congressional members to support four specific legislative and FY23 funding priorities. These include:
As part of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, AAFA is asking advocates to save this date on their calendars as part of its 31 Days of Action. We’ve designated May 16, 2022, as Advocacy Day. On that day, we are encourage people to ask their elected officials to support the Medical Nutrition Equity Act and the Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act using a simple tool that AAFA provides.
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