The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) needs your help to support two important pieces of asthma legislation that have been recently introduced to Congress!
The Family Asthma Act of 2015 (S 1064), introduced by Senator Gillibrand of New York, aims to reduce asthma's burden on Americans by strengthening research, promoting public education, and developing improved recommendations for asthma treatment and management. If enacted, the law would allow researchers to expand asthma tracking, enabling us to learn more about asthma's prevalence and severity in the United States. With this information, we will be able to improve asthma education and prevention services.
The Asthma Management Plans Act (S 1065) also proposed by Sen. Gillibrand, focuses on improving the way schools provide care and treatment for students with asthma. This legislation would provide grants to schools to assist in developing and implementing asthma management plans for students. Having a comprehensive treatment plan is an important component of asthma care. If schools are better prepared to provide the appropriate treatment for asthma symptoms, we can improve outcomes for students with asthma and thus prevent unnecessary emergency room visits and missed school days.
Click on the links above to learn more about each proposed law and to tell your members of Congress why they should support the Family Asthma Act of 2015 and the Asthma Management Plans Act.
Thank you for your support!