The Association of Asthma Educators actively engages in Advocacy efforts on the behalf of its members in order to reduce asthma disparities and improve asthma outcomes.
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Recently, AAE was a co-signer (with ALA, AAP, AAAAI and many others) in a letter that was sent to all Senators and Representatives in Washington DC to support funding for CDC’s National Asthma Control Program at $30.596 million for FY 2017. VIEW THE LETTER HERE
The increase in FY 2016 will mean two or three additional states will have the opportunity for federal funding for their state's asthma program.
Supporting the Elementary and Secondary School Act/Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) passed by Congress and signed into law December 2015. On page 206 a provision was added which will allow school districts to use some of their federal education block grants to pay for the development and implementation of school asthma management plans. Download PDF of letter by clicking here.
Supporting the CMS/Medicaid rule change that allows non-providers to be reimbursed for asthma education. Download PDF of letter by clicking here.
Asking HUD for smoke-free housing. Download PDF of letter by clicking here.
Asking numerous government agencies to help in decreasing racial disparities and improving asthma outcomes. Download PDF of letter by clicking here.
Asking to extend CHIP funding. Download PDF of letter by clicking here.
AAE asked key Senators to oppose the Freedom to Breathe Act, 2011, which would allow the reintroduction of Primatene Mist to the market. Download PDF of letter by clicking here.
Become an Advocate!
Are you ready to take your advocacy efforts to the next level? Are you not sure how to begin? Our friends at AAN have produced a helpful video, whether you are taking on Washington D.C. , or your local leaders.