Asthma and allergy awareness month words with icons of various allergens and asthma triggers.

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This entire month is dedicated to raising public awareness about asthma and allergies, their impact on people and their families, and to promote understanding the importance of diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Here are 14 ways you can join Allergy & Asthma Network in celebrating Asthma and Allergy Awareness month!

  1. Advocate with us on May 8 by sending letters or emails to members of Congress on Key Issues and federal campaigns, such as, the Healthy at Home Act or the Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act. It takes less than one minute to make your voice heard!
  2. Celebrate World Asthma Day on May 7 by downloading your own Asthma Action Plan. Bring it with you to your next medical appointment and work together with your doctor to fill it out so you have a plan for what to do if an asthma attack strikes.
  3. Listen to an episode of our Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Innovation Podcast series in collaboration with The Itch Podcast. Learn about Asthma Control, Mast Cell Disease, Biologics, and so much more in these 20-minute, user-friendly podcasts!
  4. Use our social media toolkit to share information about asthma and allergies on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use hashtag #AAAM2024 (Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month). Make sure to tag us at @AllergyAsthmaHQ!
  5. Attend one of our webinars this month to learn more about asthma and allergies. Or check out our Black People Like Me Virtual Conference Series recordings to learn about eczema and food allergies in the Black Community as part of our Trusted Messengers program or our Unidos Hablemos Virtual Conference Series to learn about eczema and food allergies in the Hispanic/Latino community.
  6. Raise awareness about the severity of food allergies by dedicating one day during Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 12-18) to being allergy free from the top 9 allergens! Keep a food diary to keep yourself in check! The top 9 allergens are cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, and sesame. Tag us on social media (@AllergyAsthmaHQ) to let us know what you are eating!
  7. Do you have severe or persistent asthma? If you do, you can find out if you are eligible for an asthma coach through our Trusted Messengers Virtual Asthma Coaching program. Learn more about the free asthma coaching program today!
  8. Create an asthma and allergy-friendly environment by making adjustments to your home. Work with your employer or your child’s school to identify and fix potential exposures to allergens and irritants.
  9. Download, purchase, or share our resources such as our popular posters and guides found in our Online Store. Many are also available in Spanish!
  10. Breathe in to Breathe Better! Try out one or multiple breathing exercises that can help improve asthma symptoms and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. Take a look at some other alternative, natural or complementary therapies that may help keep your asthma under control – but discuss them with your doctor first.
  11. Donate! Your gift is more than a tax-deductible donation. It is an investment in the lives and health of adults and children with asthma, allergies and related conditions.
  12. Get involved in research! Become a patient partner in an asthma and/or allergy clinical trial and support advancements in treatment and management for those living with asthma, allergies, and related conditions!
  13. We know asthma and allergy medications can be very expensive – that is why we are here to help! Check out our patient assistance page for advice and tips if you are finding it difficult to afford asthma and/or allergy medications!
  14. Make a new fitness goal for the month of May! For those living with asthma, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can help you manage your asthma symptoms better. Obesity is associated with the development of asthma, worsening asthma symptoms, and poor asthma control. Losing weight can help people improve their asthma control and reduce the need for medication. 

Make sure to keep sharing, advocating and raising awareness for people living with asthma, allergies, and related conditions. We appreciate you celebrating Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month with us throughout May!

Special thanks to Amgen, Sanofi and Regeneron for supporting our awareness month efforts.