The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) works on behalf of the more than 60 million people in the US who have asthma and/or allergies. We work with physicians, researchers, patients, caregivers, public health and government agencies to conduct and support research that is important to people affected by asthma and allergies.
As a patient or caregiver, you can get involved in research in different ways. From participating in short polls to answering phone interviews to becoming a patient advisor on a research project, you can have a significant impact on asthma and allergy research. Here are some of the ways you can help improve treatments, education and awareness of asthma and allergies:
Become a part of our community to receive support while managing asthma and allergies. By signing up, you will:
Become a part of our KFA community to receive support while managing food allergies. By signing up, you will:
You can help improve the lives of those with asthma and allergies. If you or a family member has asthma and/or allergies, we are looking for motivated people to help us improve patient involvement in research.
Fill out our interest survey. Based on your answers, we will match you with opportunities that can include:
Learn about asthma basics and the value of asthma research in this 11-part video series. Topics include:
Patients play a larger role in research now. AAFA has built a food allergy registry to engage people in the research process. It help us organize and amplify the voices of the 15 million Americans with food allergies.
The registry gives families an important role and a stronger voice in the research. This can lead to improved treatments and, ultimately, a cure. This registry collects data to guide research and help make life better for everyone living with food allergies.
To join food allergy research:
Clinical research studies health and illnesses in people. Experts use research to study the causes of diseases and symptoms, as well as if treatments work. They also look for medical approaches to prevent, detect or treat diseases and illnesses.
Clinical trials tests medical approaches to see if they work. These trials may include treatments, procedures or changes in behavior. Before these medical approaches can be approved for the public, they are tested through clinical trials usually made up of four phases.
By being part of a clinical trial, you can help advance treatments for asthma and allergic diseases.