As a College member, you have access to a wealth of resources on the College’s member website. Here are five important features that all members should know about.
Online Member Directory
The online Member Directory allows members to search for colleagues by name, city, state, practice institution, country, or zip code. On the member website, you’ll find the directory in the top navigation bar on the home page. Be sure to log in. You can also check your own profile within the Member Directory, accessed by either searching for yourself, or clicking on the dropdown menu of the “My Membership” link and selecting “My Profile / Pay Dues.” This is your place to update your office locations, office phone numbers, and all the information that feeds into the “Find an Allergist” tool on the public website.
The “Join” page lists the types of memberships available at the College and the types of products and services available to members. Your membership includes a subscription to Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, free promotion of your practice and services through ACAAI’s online allergist locator, a discounted subscription to UpToDate, and discounts to services from Resolve, a company that provides physicians with professional guidance on employment contracts, including navigating and negotiating salary and benefits, and more. These are just a few of the many benefits of membership in the College.
Racial Disparities and Health Equity Resource Center
With a strong focus on asthma and allergy patients, the goal of this resource is to explore the factors and challenges that contribute to gaps in care for patients based on racial, ethnic, geographic and other sociodemographic considerations. The resource center houses important statements on race disparities in asthma and addressing diversity, articles from Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, a podcast series, webinars, educational opportunities, and other resources to help educate and inform our members about racial and other disparities, as well as how to help close these gaps in care to better serve allergy/immunology patients.
Become an Advocate
Advocacy expert Dr. J. Allen Meadows offers tips on how you can become involved in advocating for your profession. His recommendations: Be informed, be heard, be involved. The advocacy page offers various ways to take action.
The Allergists’ Foundation
The Allergists’ Foundation provides support for allergists to become involved with their local communities and empowers practicing allergists to provide richer, fuller lives for their patients. Learn more about the Community Grant Program, the many ways your donations work, and how you can make a difference.