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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May 23, 2019

Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Spring is peak season for people with asthma and allergies and the perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.

Facts about asthma and allergies

  • More than 60 million Americans have asthma and allergies.
  • About 26 million Americans have asthma (19 million adults and 6.2 million children).
  • Approximately 32 million Americans have food allergies (26 million adults and 6 million children).

Living with asthma

It is possible to live with asthma if you manage it. This means you need a provider trained to treat asthma and a treatment plan you will stick with. If you are proactive, you can reduce asthma attacks, reduce illness and ER visits and live a full life. Learn more about living with asthma.

Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) care coordinators can help you connect with a provider, assess your needs and gain access to resources to help you manage asthma.

Call CCHA Member Support Services

303-256-1717 | 719-598-1540 | 1-855-627-4685 (TTY 711)

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.