Mission: Allergy & asthma network mothers of asthmatics (aanma) is dedicated to ending the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and community outreach.
Programs: Education and awareness - as the consumer voice, aanma delivers timely, accurate, and practical information; provides communication links among patients and families to decision makers within the health-care and pharmaceutical industries, schools, and government; increases patient and public awareness through educational resources; is a vehicle for improving patient access to specialty care; encourages the support of scientific research related to the causes and cures of asthma; participates in the annual asthma awareness day capitol hill advocacy day; and provides a patient support center staffed by a registered nurse and certified asthma educator.
communications and publications - aanma facilitates communication of quality information among patients, parents, physicians, community members and industry through accurate guidance and clearly written resources on asthma and allergies provided on their website, published reports, position statements, and the monthly newsletter, ma report. Aanma also produces the allergy & asthma today magazine and the indoor aireport along with various other publications.
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This group helps professionals and patients alike gain an understanding of not only disease state, but how to communicate symptoms and management of asthma and allergies. What differentiates them from other great groups bringing awareness is how they implement strategies between doctor and patient as well as policy makers and patients. They also place emphasis on the patient taking ownership of disease-state no matter what age instead of placing sole responsibility on the physician. They are a must subscribe to all families that have allergies or asthma effecting their lives!