In support of its mission to advance the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care the AAAAI continually endeavors to create effective and visible platforms for advocacy on issues involving the specialty and its patients.
To accomplish this goal, the AAAAI works with professional representatives on Capitol Hill under the leadership of the Practice & Policy and Research & Training Divisions of the Board of Directors. AAAAI Board members regularly visit Washington, DC, to meet with Senators and Representatives as well as agency officials who play leadership roles with respect to health policy and research.
The AAAAI has focused for a number of years on increased funding for research initiatives to promote best practices in the management of allergies, asthma and immune deficiency disorders. To allow the specialty to have an even stronger voice in Washington, the AAAAI recently expanded its advocacy efforts to also include legislative and coding and billing issues.