We need more funding for research. We need laws allowing children to carry their life-saving medications in school. We need to make sure that emergency personnel have the proper training and supplies to handle a life-threatening reaction to a food allergen.
We ask you to get involved. Over 12 million Americans currently have a food allergy. Food allergies continue to increase, and no one knows why. There is no cure for food allergies.
Some ways you can help:
1. Call your local ambulance and ask if they carry epinephrine- in amounts for adults and children- on their vehicles.
2. Contact your local and state representatives to ask them to request more funding. Currently the National Institutes for Health spends less than $10 million dollars per year on food allergy research.
3. Contact your local school and find out about their policies for handling food allergies.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)continues to pave the way to advocate for those with food allergies. Their leadership has brought positive changes to food labels, school policies, and emergency medication management. They continue to work with restaurants and airlines to increase awareness about food allergy issues.
Check out FAAN's section on advocacy to find out if there is action needed in your state.
Together we form the safety net...until there is a cure.
Information on this site is for informational purposes only. Please contact your healthcare provider with specific medical questions.