Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill
On May 8, 2019 Allergy & Asthma Network had another successful Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill (AADCH). More than 100 patients, caregivers, advocates, healthcare professionals, industry leaders and researchers came together from across the county to lend their voice to discuss critical legislative and regulatory issues facing patients living with asthma and allergies.
As part of AADCH, advocates canvassed Capitol Hill to urge Congress to expand access to safe, effective and affordable healthcare, continue federal funding for asthma and allergy programs, develop health equity interventions, and require labeling of sesame and any potential for cross-contact during food processing.
The Network also hosted a special Congressional Lunch Briefing addressing key asthma and allergy issues. Speakers included:
- Tonya Winders, President and CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network
- The Honorable Steny Hoyer, Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
- Dr. Todd Mahr, President, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Dr. LeRoy Graham, founder of Not One More Life and member of the Board of Regents, American Thoracic Society
AADCH concluded with a networking reception at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C., During the reception, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the annual EPA National Environmental Leadership Awards in Asthma Management to several deserving programs. In addition to the work asthma and allergy advocates did on Capitol Hill, advocates and supporters across the country participated virtually by contacting their elected officials on key policy priorities.
Check out our complete list of 2019 Policy Priorities at https://www.allergyasthmanetwork.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Policy-Priorities-2019.pdf.
A summary of AADCH 2019 can be found here https://www.allergyasthmanetwork.org/hoyer-joins-advocates-aadch-promote-school-based-asthma-management-bill/
Director of Advocacy
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