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Join AAFA Vice President of Policy and Programs, Charlotte Collins, J.D., and KFA Medical Advisory Team Chair Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, to learn more about your state's requirements for issues affecting those with asthma, food allergy and environmental allergies. The discussion will detail how you can learn more about policies in your state ranging from whether students can carry their epinephrine auto-injectors, to what your state's nurse-to-student ratio is, to whether schools require parent notification for pesticide applications on campus. See how you can use AAFA's 2013 State Honor Roll report to understand how your state is faring compared to others, and how advocates and policy makers can use this report as a blueprint to improve policies nationwide.

This FREE webinar is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Mylan. A watch & win giveaway will be provided by Enjoy Life Foods. All webinars presented by KFA are recorded and archived for your convenience. Even if you cannot attend live, you can register to receive a follow-up email with a link to the video and resources.



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About Our Speakers

Charlotte Collins, JD is Vice President of Public Policy and Programs for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). is Vice President of Policy and Programs for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Before joining AAFA, she was an Associate Professor in the George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, teaching graduate courses in public health, law, policy and management. Ms. Collins received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and was former counsel in the health care policy practice in the Washington DC office of a national law firm. For over a decade, she worked with advocates to expand health coverage for the uninsured in the State of Tennessee, acted as general counsel, and ran government relations for a safety net hospital system in Memphis. Collins directs AAFA’s state advocacy promoting access to epinephrine at schools. Currently, she authors AAFA's annual State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools, serves on the Coordinating Committee of the National Institutes of Health’s National Asthma Education and Prevention Program and the Public Policy Committee of the American Thoracic Society. In 1995, she won the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. In April 2006, Modern Healthcare magazine named her as one of the nation’s Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives.


Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSC, is a pediatric allergist who serves on the Council on School Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics; serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Health, School Health Services, and serves on the National Board of FAME (Food Allergy Management and Education). He is also content creator for a food allergy education resource to train school communities.


All speakers for Kids With Food Allergies webinars are doing so without compensation. We appreciate their sharing their time, expertise and insights with us. All webinars presented by Kids With Food Allergies are recorded and archived, so if you cannot attend, please register anyway so we can email you a link to the video to watch at your convenience.


This free online class is presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program and is made possible from an unrestricted educational grant provided by Mylan. Watch and win giveaway by Enjoy Life Foods


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This webinar will include review of the report so you can learn:

Β·      Does your state have laws in place that give students rights to self-carry their asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors?

Β·      Does your state have a law in place requiring reporting of reactions, asthma attacks and medication administrations?

Β·      Does your state have a law in place for use of undesignated β€œstock” epinephrine for allergy emergencies?

Β·      Does your state require schools to have emergency protocols in place for asthma and anaphylaxis?

Β·      Does your state have a nurse-to-student ratio of 1:750 or better?  If not, what can you do to help protect your children in school?

Β·      How aware is your state in recognizing the problem of asthma and allergy in schools and has it begun to address these important issues?

Β·      Does your state mandate that schools have indoor air quality management policies?

Β·      Does your state mandate schools to notify parents of upcoming pesticide applications?

Β·      Is smoking prohibited in school buildings and on school grounds? 

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