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The Section on Allergy and Immunology regularly communicates with and supports lay organizations that represent sufferers of various allergic and immunologic disorders. The section also maintains a number of collaborative relationships with professional associations, such as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, an Immunology (ACAAI). Refer to the following Web sites for more information about collaborative activities and opportunities.

Organizations and Pediatric Societies (top)
The following Web sites provide valuable allergy/immunology information.

AAP Council on School Health Home Page
Learn more about AAP involvement in schools through this resource for pediatricians and other health professionals.

Allies Against Asthma
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.

American 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.

American Lung Association
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.

Asthma 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.

Allergy 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.

American Association of Immunologists
Visit this Web site to learn more about the association and its objectives.

Centers 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.

Clinical Immunology Society
The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), established in 1986, is devoted to fostering developments in the science and practice of clinical immunology.

Consortium of Children's Asthma Camps
Fro 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.

Food 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.

Immune Deficiency Foundation
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.

Joint 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.

National 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 resources.

National 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.

Pollen.com
Refer to this site for local pollen reports and forecasts.

SchoolAsthmaAllergy.com
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.

US 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.

US 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 site.

The information contained in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. Your pediatrician may recommend variations in treatment based on individual facts and circumstances. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the AAP. Reprinted articles do not represent official AAP policy and should not be taken as such.


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