Advocacy Resources

Need more information about advocating for state and federal policies important to those with asthma and allergies? Looking for more information on the issues that affect you and your family? AAFA has a number of resources and reports that are useful for advocates.

AAFA Reports

Each year, AAFA conducts research into policies that affect those living with asthma and allergies. Our reports provide more information about your state's asthma and allergy rates, as well as the laws and policies that are designed to protect health and improve quality of life. Learn more:

AAFA’s State Honor Roll™ Report

The State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for schools is AAFA’s annual research project to help identify states with the most comprehensive and preferred statewide public policies supporting people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis, and related allergic diseases in U.S. elementary, middle, and high schools. The goal of this report is to identify state-level progress towards better school-based policies, and to provide a blueprint for advocates nationwide. Find out where your state stands on protecting people with asthma and allergies!

The 2016 State Honor Roll Report was released on December 27, 2016. Visit to learn more!

AAFA’s Allergy Capitals™ Report 

The Allergy Capitals is AAFA’s annual research project to identify the “100 most challenging places to live with allergies” during the autumn and spring allergy seasons. Where does your city rank? View our most recent annual report on allergy capitals.

Ethnic Disparities in the Burden and Treatment of Asthma

In the United States, the burden of asthma falls disproportionately on minority populations. This report takes a look at that disparity and the environmental, socioeconomic, and behavioral factors that contribute to poor asthma outcomes among minority communities.

Download PDF: Ethnic Disparities in the Burden and Treatment of Asthma  

Other Resources and Links

Federal Resources and Agencies
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Asthma
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Food Allergies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Department of Agriculture - Allergies and Food Sensitivities
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food and Drug Administration - Information About Food Allergies
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Immunological Diseases (NIAID)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Library of Medicine
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Congressional Resources
Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Research Service (CRS)

House of Representatives
Committee on Appropriations
Committee on the Budget
Committee on Education and the Workforce
Committee on Energy and Commerce
Committee on Ways and Means

Committee on Appropriations
Committee on the Budget
Committee on Finance
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)

Professional Societies
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Food Allergy
American Academy of Dermatology - Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for Respiratory Care
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Food Allergies
American College of Gastroenterology - Celiac Disease
American College of Physicians
American Diatetic Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Thoracic Society
Association of Asthma Educators
National Association of School Nurses

Other Relevant Associations, Organizations and Coalitions
Academy Health
Alliance for Health Reform
American Lung Association
American Public Health Association
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Brookings Institution
Institute of Medicine
Health Information and the Law
National Association of County & City Health Officials
National Association of State Medicaid Directors (NASMD)
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Governors Association
National Health Council
National Network of Public Health Institutes
National Quality Forum