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.
AAFA New England Welcomes New Director of Education Programs
Amy Dow has been selected by the Board of Directors as its Director of Education Programs. Amy’s experience spans a range of functions, including fundraising, training, project development, and business management. After a career in information technologies at Johnson & Johnson and in Mutual Fund Accounting at State Street Corporation, Amy engaged in local volunteer activities as an elected town meeting member, PTO President, and in her parish.
Did you miss our events in honor of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May? If so, you can check them out online!
- Kyle Dine “At Home, too!” Family Concert. Kyle Dine performed songs that empower, support and educate children with food allergies. Kyle Dine is an internationally known singer/songwriter and a food allergic individual who has turned his diagnosis into positive impacts for the food allergy community. Watch the concert.
- You Deserve the Truth About Vaping. Improbable Players, a troupe of actors, showcased “scenes” with middle and high school students who may be considering vaping. A program for adults to learn vaping facts and detect vaping behaviors. Following the presentation, two experts from Boston Children’s Hospital answered questions from participants. Watch the video here.
- “No Biggie Bunch” Virtual Storytime. Presented by Heather Mehra, co-author of the No Biggie Bunch book series for pre-school and early elementary audiences. Heather Mehra is the mother of three No Biggie Bunch inspirations. She and co-creator, Kerry McManama, wrote these stories to act as springboards for food allergy conversations among children, parents, teachers, friends and family members. Heather was joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Food Allergy Center. Watch the video here.
AAFA New England recognizes that the community we serve is particularly concerned about the impact of COVID-19. We too are concerned about the health and safety of people with asthma and allergies and their families. We have compiled some information you may find useful. As always, we recommend you visit reputable websites such as the CDC and WHO to get the most up-to-day and accurate information. COVID-19 Resources>
Stay tuned for upcoming Speaker Series events. In the meantime, view our past Speaker Series programs here.
You Deserve the Truth About Vaping
- E-Cigarettes and Vaping Resources
AAFA New England Bulletin
Check out our 2020 Spring newsletter!
Past Newsletters: 2020 Winter newsletter, 2019 newsletter, 2019 Spring, 2019 Winter, 2018 Fall, 2018 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.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the second annual AAFA New England For Life Without Limits™ Fall Gala. The evening was a huge success! A special thank you to both our honorees and supporters for this year’s event. Please check out our gallery of photos on Facebook and feel free to tag yourself and share.
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.
Sponsors and Partners
AAFA New England gratefully acknowledges our generous supporters.
The Thoracic Foundation