Asthma

Disability/Illness Description:

Asthma is an inflammation of the lungs that causes airways to narrow and makes breathing difficult. People of all ages have asthma but it most often starts during childhood. There is no cure for asthma but asthma medicines can help people manage their symptoms and live active lives.

Associations/Groups:

Allergy and Asthma Network
8229 Boon Boulevard, Suite 260
Vienna, VA 22182
800-878-4403

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
(AAAAI)
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
414-272-6071
e-mail: info@aaaai.org
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Online
85 West Algonquin Road, Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-427-1200
Email: mail@acaai.org
online locator service to help you find board-certified allergist

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
Helpline
Email: info@lung.org

American Lung Association of the Northeast
Email: info@lungne.org
393 Maple Street
Springfield, MA 01105
Phone: 413-737-3506

1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 781-890-4262

14 Beacon Street, Suite 717
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 781-890-4262

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Educational Programs, Advocacy, Research, Regional Chapters, Support Groups & Clinical Trials
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000
Landover, MD 20785
800-727-8462 (Hotline)
Email: info@aafa.org

AAFA New England Chapter
109 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494
781-444-7778
Email: aafane@aafane.org

Other Information:

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Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
provides free health promotion materials for Massachusetts residents and health and social service providers on various
health topics including asthma
617-279-2240 ext. 950
Email: clearinghouse@hria.org

What is Ashtma – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Asthma Overview – American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

 

Fact Sheet last updated on: 8/30/2016