AAFA works to support public policies that will benefit people with asthma and allergies. Advocacy and public policy work are important for protecting the health and safety of those with asthma and allergies. We advocate for federal and state legislation as well as regulatory actions that will help you. We focus on both medical and environmental issues. We are working to make sure you have access to high quality, affordable, evidence-based care, and treatments.
Every day, your health care involves decisions made by you, your doctor, your family, your caregivers and by policymakers. AAFA's patient-centered principles guide our policy and advocacy efforts on behalf of those with asthma and allergies. These principles reflect our deep commitment to evidence-based decision-making.
AAFA works with key stakeholders to help shape legislation and regulation that impacts people with asthma and allergies. Priority issues vary from year to year, but in general include the following major public policy priorities:
Our main concerns are:
Download PDF: AAFA's Policy Targets
Advocacy is speaking out on issues that you care about or offering your opinion and suggestions for how to improve something to the people who are in control. It is important for policymakers to hear directly from you about your experiences.
Together, we need to find ways to address the complicated questions and issues related to asthma and allergies. You can take several steps towards advocating for access to affordable quality care right now.