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The Sprague Institute’s work on asthma began before the formation of the CAC with the ALA/RHA helping to advance the concerns about the magnitude of the problem in Chicago. With encouragement from Dr. Whitney Addington, Vicky Persky and Kevin Weiss played important roles in data collection. An early victory was the change in the CPS medication policy that resulted in a change at the State of IL level as well. The network grew and The Institute decided it should be formalized and nurtured. The CAC was one of many Institute grantees that included Ted Naureckas and other researchers at the U of C; community clinics and promotoras projects and interest in the Mobile Care concept. Through my consulting work with the ACCP, I met their staff and Sydney helped replicate the Asthma Consortium concept across the nation at the annual convenings of ACCP members. Those meetings added to greater awareness of the issues and peer sharing of best practices.
The Chicago Asthma Consortium expresses our gratitude to the Illinois Department of Public Health for their continued support over the years.
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Founded in 1953, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the oldest and largest non-profit patient organization dedicated to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions through research, education, advocacy, and support. AAFA offers extensive support for individuals and families affected by asthma and allergic diseases, such as food allergies and atopic dermatitis (eczema). Through its online patient support communities, network of local chapters and affiliated support groups, AAFA empowers patients and their families by providing practical, evidence-based information and community programs and services. Learn more at aafa.org.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education and advocacy. Our mission is focused on defeating lung cancer, creating a tobacco-free future, championing clean air for all and improving the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families. The Lung Association is a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
The Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research (CFAAR) is a collaborative research center within Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine & Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The CFAAR team aims to find answers and shape policies surrounding food allergy, asthma, and other allergic conditions through their epidemiological, clinical, and community-engaged research.
Through their three research cores, CFAAR collects data to improve understanding of the public health burden of allergic conditions, conducts groundbreaking research to prevent, manage, and treat these conditions, and provides resources and education to schools, communities, and individuals around the world.
To learn more, visit cfaar.northwestern.edu
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