AAFA New England Chapter
The AAFA New England Chapter serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont residents affected by asthma and allergies. We serve patients of all ages. Also, we provide resources for healthcare professionals, caregivers, teachers and childcare providers. We work with our communities to make them better for those with allergies and asthma.
New England has one of the highest asthma rates in the country. One in nine people have the disease. Also, one in five suffers from allergies. We offer services to help people learn about treatment and how to prevent emergencies.
What Programs Does the Chapter Provide?
Here are just a few programs we offer:
- Educational support groups
- Consulting services
- Training for parents, healthcare providers, school personnel, daycare providers and others who work with children
- Training for restaurant management, food servers, public health workers and the general public
- Continuing education seminars
- Asthma education for childcare providers
- Speakers bureau
- Telephone information and referrals
What Events Does the Chapter Hold?
AAFA New England holds an annual fundraiser, “Breath of Spring Gala.” The event features great food, fun and a silent auction.
We also host an annual concert featuring Kyle Dine. Dine is a singer and songwriter who writes songs for children with food allergies. These songs offer empowerment, support and education.
AAFA New England also sponsors outings to peanut-allergy-friendly baseball games.
What Publications Does the Chapter Offer?
AAFA New England publishes the Asthma & Allergy BULLETIN. This newsletter for members features information from doctors, personal stories, book reviews and more.
How Do I Contact the Chapter?
Debbie Saryan, Executive Director
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – New England Chapter
109 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: (781) 444-7778
Fax: (781) 444-7718