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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the control and cure of asthma and allergies. We help people live active, healthy lives with asthma and allergies, including food allergies.

What’s New!

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

May is peak season for people with asthma and allergies and a perfect time to highlight how all of us – parents, family, friends, co-workers and others – can focus on big and small ways that we can all better understand and better overcome the conditions so many need to manage.

Here are some of the awareness events that you should be aware of during May:

  • May 7th: World Asthma Day
  • May 12-18: Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • Week of May 13: Look for the special Spring 2019 edition of the AAFA New England Bulletin in your mailbox or view it on our website.

Speaker Series
Asthma Basics: When to Pay Close Attention; When to Start to Worry
Beth Klements, MS, PPCNP-BC, AE-C, Asthma Clinical Nurse
Boston Children’s Hospital at Waltham, Tues., May 28, 2019, 6:30–7:30p.m.
9 Hope Ave., Waltham, MA, Deverber Room
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Flying with Food Allergies: Planning Summer Travel
Laurel Francoeur, Attorney, Francoeur Law
About: Watch presentation online to learn about the rights of passengers with food allergies while flying; how to fly safely with allergies; how allergic reactions are handled in the air; and what you can do to minimize your chance of having an in-flight reaction.


Get your copy of the Spring 2019 Newsletter this week!
Past Newsletters: 2019 Winter, 2018 Fall2018 Spring and 2017 Winter
Become a member of AAFA New England and receive your own copy of the Asthma & Allergy Bulletin three times a year! Professional members receive a limited supply of copies to give to patients.

Be Smart and Breathe Easy Asthma Program

In 2018, AAFA New England conducted the “Be Smart and Breathe Easy Asthma Program” in three inner-city Boston schools. Original resource documents were created to help schools manage their students affected by this chronic condition. These resources, written in both English and Spanish, address both disease management and asthma environmental trigger remediation. It is our goal that these resource documents will extend our reach to help improve the quality of life for students with the diagnosis of asthma. Click here to access these resources for your own information.

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AAFA New England gratefully acknowledges our generous supporters.



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Disclaimer:  The information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for responsible professional care to diagnose and treat specific symptoms. Consult a qualified health care provider for advice about your specific situation.  Donations received from our generous sponsors for unrestricted support of AAFA New England educational programs do not imply endorsement of their products.