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AAFA-STL September News & Updates
 
Support the United Way of Greater St. Louis during their annual campaign (Sept 8-Oct 31).  The United Way supports 1 in 3 people in our area, and AAFA-STL is proud to be a member agency!  
 
 
We're Certified!  Here, AAFA-STL's Program Director, Reagan Nelson, MPA, AE-C, is congratulated by AllerTrainâ„¢ Founder Betsy Craig.  Reagan recently received her Master Trainer Certificate, and she is now certified to teach the array of food allergy AllerTrainâ„¢ courses. Way to go, Reagan!

AllerTrainâ„¢
is an ANSI accredited food allergen and gluten-free training course offered by MenuTrinfo. The course teaches food allergy education, proper protocol for preparing food to avoid cross-contact and best practices regarding serving diners with special dietary needs. 
 

News & Notes

  • Exciting Grant News:  The Illinois Department of Public Health recently awarded AAFA-STL with Year 2 approval, to provide a hands-on Asthma Surge event for children and families in St. Clair County in 2016.  Stay tuned for further details on the event.
  • Brookings Asthma White Paper:  The White PaperCommunity based approaches for optimal asthma outcomes and accountable population health, is now available from the Brookings Institution!   AAFA-STL's Joy Krieger was a participant in the roundtable discussion in May & AAFA National's Dr. Cary Sennett helped author the paper. 
  • Asthma Summit Invitation:  AAFA-STL will present at a joint EPA, HHS, HUD and Mount Sinai University Hospital Asthma Summit on November 20 in NY that focuses on sustainable funding for in-home asthma prevention services.  We’ve been asked to present on the steps & strategies which led to asthma home assessments & education reimbursement being written into the MO budget.
  • Food Allergy News:  AAP Endorses Early Peanut Introduction for High-Risk Infants
  • Volunteer w/ Us!:  Please contact Emily Vandas if you are interested in volunteering for office/admin support roles or special events!

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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
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