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AAFA’s New England Chapter serves the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Since 1979, we have assisted thousands with asthma and allergies to live safer, healthier lives in many ways. We help adult patients and parents learn how to manage their asthma and allergies, including food allergies, in many settings. We train childcare providers, nurses and respiratory therapists; publish a newsletter and other educational materials; and provide telephone support and information to individuals and agencies. We work in communities and with the media to raise awareness about the seriousness of life-threatening allergies and asthma, and advocate for policies to  support and improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies.  Let us know how we can help YOU!

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Help us Help YOU!
As you make your donations to organizations that mean a lot to you, please include AAFA New England on your list. Help ensure that we can continue to provide the information, educational programs, and advocacy that saves lives and helps you meet the challenges of living with asthma and allergies.

Donate on-line now, or print a form to mail with your check.



Regional Forum:
“Traditional Chinese Medicine for Food Allergy, Asthma, and Eczema: 
A Research Update”Photo Dr. Xiu-Min Li, MD

Many thanks to Dr. Xiu-Min Li, MD, a renowned pioneer in the scientific study of complementary and alternative medicine for allergic disorders. She gave a wonderful talk about her research and answered many questions at a well-attended program on May 3 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Newton, MA).  Her brand new book is now available from bookstores or on-line booksellers: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Fight Against Allergic Disease (co-authored with Henry Ehrlich).


Educational Support Group Programs
Provide you with opportunities to learn from experts, get your questions answered, meet others who share your concerns, find resources and gain confidence.

AAFA New England support groups take a break over the summer months, but we are still here to assist you! Contact us at aafane@aafane.org or call 781-444-7778.

Click here for locations, dates and topics or previous programs, and more details…

Fill out the form at the right to make sure you are on our e-mail list to receive meeting announcements for your area.

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“Breath of Spring 2016”

Annual FUN-raiser

was a great evening!

Check out the photos and list of sponsors and donors…





Family Events
Summer Family Outings
Contact AAFA New England if you are interested in a “meet-up” with others at “peanut allergy friendly” games at the Pawtucket Red Sox and Lowell Spinners.

What does your family enjoy doing?
Can you help plan other family events?
Call or e-mail us to get involved!
(aafane@aafane.org or 781-444-7778)


Training for Child Care Providers
Asthma and Allergy Essentials for Child Care Providers
Four training workshops for child care providers were held in May during “Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.”   Next workshop will be in Spanish on June 25, and additional workshops will be scheduled.  
click here for more information about our training program for child care providers

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Read our newsletter!

Click here to have a look at back issues. 
Become a member to receive your own copy when it is published.
Professional members receive a supply of copies to give to patients.

Join our e-mail list  to receive e-mail announcements about news and resources, as well as upcoming AAFA New England meetings and programs.  Fill out the form at the right or send us your e-mail address and tell us where you live, so we can let you know about events in your area. We will not share your name or e-mail address with anyone.

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What would you like to see? Send an e-mail (to Sharons@aafane.org) or call (781-444-7778) to let us know.

Donate now! Your $50.00 donation will cover the cost of maintaining this website for a month!



AAFA New England gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors.*

*Donations of $1,000 or more only. See list below.

Additional sponsors and donors for “Breath of Spring” and the Kyle Dine Family Concert are listed on Events pages.

asthma and allergy affilates
boston children's hospital
brigham and women's hospital
executive home detox
meda pharma
massachusetts credit union
new england society of allergy
perfectly free allergy-friendly frozen treats
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teva respiratory


Asthma & Allergy Affiliates, Inc.


The Behrakis Foundation

Boston Children’s Hospital – Division of Immunology

Brigham & Women’s Hospital


Incredible Foods, Inc. – Perfectly Free Frozen Treats

Meda Pharmaceuticals


MSIC – Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation

Mylan Specialties

New England Society of Allergy

Northeast Asthma, Allergy & Immunology


Teva Pharmaceuticals

The Thoracic Foundation

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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.