May 2, 2019
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Representative Phil Roe, MD (R-TN) have introduced the School-based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act, HR 2468. Read the related news release here.
Over six million American children have asthma, making asthma a leading causes of school absenteeism. While asthma poses serious health and educational threats, with proper treatment and care, asthma can be controlled and does not have to negatively impact a student’s access to education.
This bill provides a funding mechanism for evidence-based interventions in the School-based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO™), developed by the AAAAI in collaboration with a broad group of stakeholders. For more information on SAMPRO, click here.