PO Box 201927
Anchorage, AK 99520-1927
Toll Free: 1(800) 651-4914
Dale Knutson, Executive Director
Sheila Arkell, Associate Director
Serving the state of Alaska.
AAFA Alaska Chapter was established in April 2001 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by asthma and allergies through education, collaboration with community resources, support and research .
Since the start of this chapter, we have served the Alaskan community through asthma education programs to the local Anchorage community and statewide for children of all ages and their families. Programs available in Alaska include: Wee Wheezers (for parents with children ages 6 years and younger), Asthma Care Training (for kid’s ages 7 to 12 years old and their parents), and Power Breathing (for teens 13 and older). Through funding from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, participants of these programs receive a free spacer and mask as age appropriate and peak flow meter and one year free membership.
AAFA Alaska is focused not only on reaching children and adults with current asthma information, but also health care professionals, caregivers, childcare providers and school personnel.
AAFA Alaska provides its membership a quarterly newsletter, The Daily Meter, and has authored a children’s story unique to Alaska, Wheezin’, Sneezin’, and Itchin’ in Alaska. The storyline educates children about asthma and allergies through Alaskan animal characters—a moose, puffin, bear and porcupine—that learn to live a life without limits through asthma education at summer camp and peer support.
Visit our Web site www.aafaAlaska.com for more information about Alaska’s activities and participate in an on-line forum to answer your questions about asthma and allergy management by Board Certified physicians.