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.
Join AAFA New England: Job Opportunity
AAFA New England is excited to announce that we are looking for a dynamic person to join our team as Director of Education Programs! This part time position begins immediately. Please click here for the complete job description.
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>
What’s New! May 2020
Online Concert and Virtual Storytime for Kids (and caregivers too)!
- Kyle Dine “At Home, too!” Family Concert, Saturday, May 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to Noon EST. Join us as Kyle Dine performs 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. Register with AAFA New England and we will provide login information for the concert which will be held online via Zoom Meeting.
- “No Biggie Bunch” Virtual Storytime, Saturday, May 30, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to Noon EST. 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 will be joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Food Allergy Center. Register here.
“Caring for Someone with Asthma,” Tuesday, May 14, 2020, 2:00–3:00 PM, online via Zoom
Presented by Arnita Roberts-Christie, RN, BSN, MS, Patient Engagement Liaison at GlaxoSmithKline who will be joined for questions and answers by Lisa Bartnikas, MD, attending physician in Allergy/Immunology at Children’s Hospital and Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
- Who is a Caregiver? You Play a Key Role
- Asthma Attacks: What You Can Do
- Care for Yourself
- What’s Next?
“You Deserve the Truth About Vaping,” Tuesday, May 27, 2020, 7:00–8:00 PM, online via Zoom
Presented by AAFA New England in collaboration with Improbable Players
About this presentation: Improbable Players, a troupe of actors — themselves recovering from addictions — will showcase “scenes” designed to resonate with middle and high school students who are experimenting with vaping or who may be considering vaping. A must-see program designed to gain knowledge of vaping facts, detect vaping behaviors, learn how to approach youth if these behaviors are suspected, and engage with them to set next steps and expectations. Following the presentation of several scenes where the actors will play roles related to vaping behaviors and use, a panel of experts assembled by AAFA New England will be available to take questions from the live, virtual audience.
View our past Speaker Series events 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