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Sorvino Asthma Foundation
246 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012-4002
(212) 941-8686
Fax (212) 941-9899

American Medical Association (AMA)
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 464-5000
Founded over 150 years ago, AMA's strategic agenda remains rooted in our historic commitment to standards, ethics, excellence in medical education and practice, and advocacy on behalf of the medical profession and the patients it serves.


Canadian Lung Association
The Lung Association
1900 City Park Drive, Suite 508
Blair Business Park Gloucester, ON K1J 1A3 Canada
Phone: 613-747-6776

The Canadian Lung Association was founded in 1900, under the original name The Canadian Association for the Prevention of Consumption and other Forms of Tuberculosis. As one of Canada's first voluntary health organization, its first aim was to provide facilities for the care of TB patients. Throughout its past years, The Canadian Lung Association has helped achieve dramatic changes in the status of tuberculosis, and now a steady decline in TB has been realized. There is still, however, a lot of work to be done and The Lung Association is dedicated to do everything possible "to improve respiratory health."


Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-3311

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC's missionis to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.


Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics (AAN/MA)
2751 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
(800) 878-4403

AAN-MA is the nationwide community-based nonprofit health organization dedicated to eliminating morbidity and mortality due to asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, community outreach, and research.


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)
611 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(800) 822-2762

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is the largest professional medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals, and other physicians with a special interest in allergy. It was established in 1943 with the merger of the American Association for the Study of Allergy and the Association for the Study of Asthma and Allied Conditions. In 1948, the Executive Office for the Academy was established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At that time, membership totaled 528. Today, AAAAI membership totals more than 6,000.


American College of Allergy and Immunology (ACAI)
85 West Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(800) 842-7777

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is an organization of allergists-immunologists and related health care professionals dedicated to quality patient care through research, advocacy and professional and public education.


American Lung Association (ALA)
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(800) LUNG-USA

The American Lung Association (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. ALA is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. ALA achieves its many successes through the work of thousands of committed volunteers and staff.


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
1125 Fifteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 7-ASTHMA

Founded in 1953, AAFA serves the 50 million Americans with asthma and allergic diseases. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AAFA has a full-time professional staff and a national network of 13 chapters and more than 130 educational support groups to provide community-based programs and raise funds for asthma care and research.


National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
PO Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824
(301) 251-1222

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders.


National Health Information Center (NHIC)
PO Box 1133
Washington, DC 20013
(800) 336-4797

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. NHIC was established in 1979.


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Bldg 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425
31 Center Drive Bethesda
MD 20892-2425
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is part of the National Institutes of Health. The NICHD conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.


National Jewish Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206
(800) 222-LUNG

National Jewish is the only medical and research center in the United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, severe allergies, AIDS, cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as lupus. Founded in 1899 as a nonsectarian, nonprofit hospital for tuberculosis (TB) patients, National Jewish enters the 21st century dedicated to enhancing prevention, treatment and cures through research, and to developing and providing innovative clinical programs.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue
S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
(202) 619-0257 Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.


    Childhood Asthma Initiative
    NYC Department of Health
    40 Worth Street / CHW Room 1607 New York, NY 10013
    Asthma Action Line, dial toll-free: 1-877-ASTHMA-0 or 1-877-278-4620


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