Committee on School Health Home Page
Learn more about AAP involvement in schools through this
resource for pediatricians and other health professionals.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Allies
Against Asthma program strives to enhance the quality of
life of children with asthma; reduce hospital admissions,
emergency room visits, and missed school days; and develop
a sustainable strategy for asthma management in the community.
Online resources include articles, a community toolbox,
and a resource bank.
Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from some form
of allergic disease. The AAAAI has developed an extensive
library of resources to help the public learn more about
allergic disease. The online Professionals Center offers
the latest information in the allergist/immunologist specialty
and the Member Center provides additional news and resources.
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
The ACAAI is an organization of allergists-immunologists
and related health care professionals dedicated to promoting
quality patient care through research, advocacy, and professional
and public education. Learn more about childhood allergies and asthma and read about people who found relief from symptoms on ACAAI's patient and public site. The site also helps allergy and asthma sufferers find ACAAI member pediatric allergists to find relief.
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health
organization in the United States. Originally founded in
1904 to fight tuberculosis, this organization now fights
lung disease in all forms, with a special emphasis on asthma,
tobacco control, and environmental health. Visit this Web
site to learn more about the American Lung Association's
activities and strategies for fighting lung disease.
and Allergy Foundation of America
This organization is dedicated to improving the quality
of life for people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers
through education, advocacy, and research. The Asthma and
Allergy Foundation of America provides practical information,
community-based services, support, and referrals through
a national network of chapters and educational support groups,
as well as sponsors research toward better treatments and
a cure for asthma and allergic diseases.
and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Founded in 1985, the Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers
of Asthmatics is a national network of families seeking
to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma. Visit
this Web site to learn more about accurate, practical, and
livable alternatives to suffering.
Association of Immunologists
Visit this Web site to learn more about the association
and its objectives.
for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protects
the health and safety of people both at home and abroad,
provides credible information to enhance health decisions,
and promotes health through strong partnerships with other
organizations. Visit this Web site to learn more about this
organization's role in developing and applying disease prevention
and promoting educational activities to improve the health
of people in the United States.
The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), established in 1986,
is devoted to fostering developments in the science and
practice of clinical immunology.
of Children's Asthma Camps
years, the Consortium on Children's Asthma Camps has helped
children with asthma by bringing together people from all
walks of life to share ideas on how to best manage this
chronic condition. During
these camps, asthma specialists help families develop effective,
individual asthma management techniques while children participate
in consortium-sponsored settings to learn methods for living
with asthma that work best for them.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network serves as the communication
link between patients and health professionals and strives
to be a world leader in food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness.
Specifically, this organization seeks to increase public
awareness, provide advocacy and education, and advance research
on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
This organization is dedicated to improving the diagnosis
and treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency
diseases through research and education. Visit this Web
site to learn more about its objectives and resources.
Council of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
The Joint Council of Allergy & Immunology was established
in 1975 as part of the American Academy
of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
The council strives to keep allergists/immunologists abreast
of critical socio-economic issues that impact their practices
and represents the field in federal and state agencies,
Congress, areas of reimbursement, and other socio-economic
issues as appropriate.
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute conducts research,
clinical investigations, and educational projects related
to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart,
blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases. The institute also
conducts educational activities, develops materials with
an emphasis on prevention, and supports the training and
career development of researchers. Visit this Web site to
learn more about this institute's activities and available
Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical
and behavioral research for the United States. Its mission
is to use science to promote knowledge about the nature
and behavior of living systems to extend life and reduce
the burdens of illness and disability. Visit this Web site
to learn more about the agency and its specific goals.
Refer to this site for local pollen reports and forecasts.
This Web site provides accurate, current tools and information
to empower those caring for school-aged children with asthma
and allergies. Visit this Web site for state-specific information
about the management of allergy and asthma in schools, allergy
awareness fact sheets, and parent and teacher resources.
Environmental Protection Agency
The US Environmental Protection Agency seeks to protect
human health and safeguard the natural environment—air,
water, and land —upon which life depends. Visit this
Web site for more information about this agency's strategic
plan and resources.
Food and Drug Administration
The mission of the US Food and Drug Administration is to
promote and protect public health by ensuring that safe
and effective products reach the market, as well as monitoring
products for continued safety after they are in use. Learn
more about the activities of this organization and review
current press releases and product alerts through this Web