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AAFA-STL's Executive Director Wins Nurse of the Year Award!
Our very own Joy Krieger was the recipient of the Nurse of the Year award in Missouri (public health and case management category), presented by March of Dimes Missouri Chapter this past Saturday. We are elated that Joy's advocacy efforts and work to improve health outcomes in MO have been recognized. What an honor!

School Nurse RESCUE Program in the Spotlight at ACAAI 2016
AAFA-STL was invited to present a poster abstract about the outcomes from our school nurse RESCUE program at the 2016 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Meeting in San Francisco! We reported that nearly 85% of students last year were able to return to the classroom after being treated with a piece of asthma equipment supplied by AAFA-STL to the school. Pictured here at the presentation (L to R): Reagan Nelson, Emily Vandas, Joy Krieger and local allergist, Dr. Manoj Warrier.

To view the poster abstract, click here.
To check out some news coverage, click here.

News & Notes

  • Thanksgiving and food allergies:  Tips for celebrating safely from Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
  • Most allergy-friendly restaurant in the US: One Dish Cuisine in MD tops Allergy Eats' list!
  • Wing is now available for purchase:  The first over-the-counter, FDA-cleared smartphone sensor for measuring and tracking lung function is now on the market! Get Wing now!
  • Health Insurance Marketplace: AAFA National has a helpful info guide for those with asthma and allergies who are navigating the Marketplace.
  • Asthma program in Wash CO:  Project Calm helps local students with asthma.
    Interested in food allergy training for your employees or other group? Visit aafastl.org/allertrain or contact Reagan Nelson (rnelson@aafastl.org) to find out more about the AllerTrain accredited food allergen and gluten-free training courses we offer!
Holiday Gift Wrap - Volunteers Wanted!
Help us spread holiday cheer at our annual gift wrapping fundraiser held at The Saint Louis Galleria Mall. Volunteers will wrap, bag, and bow shoppers' holiday packages as they shop - what a holly, jolly good time!
Two-hour shifts are:
-Saturday, December 17th
-Sunday, December 18th (12pm-6pm)
Feel free to recruit family & friends (inc. kiddos!) to work with you at the table!
If you'd like to sign up, please email Emily Vandas at evandas@aafastl.org or reach us by phone at 314.645.2422 x4.
Join our dedicated team of professionals for a new AmeriCorps VISTA program to serve St. Clair and Madison Counties in IL!  During your year of National Service with AAFA-STL, you will help improve awareness and participation of the School Nurse RESCUE program through community engagement and capacity building initiatives.  There are 2 VISTA positions open, to start February 2017.  

For more information on the two positions, or to apply, visit aafastl.org/vista.  Contact Amy Trapp at atrapp@aafastl.org 
or 314.645.2422 x6 with any questions!
Give the gift of a Life Without Limits for the Holidays!

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter
1500 S. Big Bend Blvd., Suite 1 S
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314.645.2422
Fax:  314.645.2022
EIN:  43-1484316

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