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Asthma

Asthma Resources


Web Sites


Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
AANMA is a national nonprofit network of families whose desire is to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma. The AANMA produces accurate, timely, practical, and livable alternatives to suffering.

http://www.aanma.org

American Lung Association
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
The American Lung Association is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies.

http://www.lungusa.org

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.

http://www.aafa.org

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) was initiated in March 1989 to address the growing problem of asthma in the United States. The NAEPP is administered and coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/naepp/

Support Groups


AAFA Support Groups
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has Educational Support Groups (ESGs) across the country to help people gather relevant information about asthma and allergies, and offer emotional support. Although the settings may vary, groups feature guest speakers, a medical advisor, and the vital face-to-face sharing of information and solutions for disease management.

http://www.aafa.org/esg_search.cfm#type

Breatherville, USA
Breatherville, USA is an online town that provides a creative hometown approach to learning about allergies and asthma. The site is provided by the Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics.

http://www.breatherville.org/breatherville.htm

Families_Dealing_with_Asthma
Families_Dealing_with_Asthma is a group for parents or members of families that include children who have asthma. It provides place to ask questions, offer advice (based on your personal asthma experiences), vent, celebrate, and commiserate with other families who have "Been There, Done That."

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Families_Dealing_with_Asthma/