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Racial Disparities and Health Equity Resource Center

There are many types of health disparities – the differences in overall health and access to health care experienced among various population groups. These disparities may be affected by racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic or other factors, which often overlap. This Resource Center focuses on health disparities specific to allergy/immunology based on racial factors and inequities. It presents relevant information, data, education and other resources to help health care providers close gaps and reduce disparities in the quality of care for allergy/immunology patients.

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This resource is supported by Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Statement on race disparities in asthma

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology decries racial injustice wherever it is found. As physicians and healers, we know that racial disparities affect many aspects of life – often in the healthcare arena. We recognize that racism is a destructive force in our country, and we condemn it wherever it exists.

J. Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI

How do we grow in challenging times?

A word from ACAAI past president J. Allen Meadows:

I wish it need not have happened in my time,“ said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf. “And so do all who live to see such times.” These words were written by J.R.R. Tolkien in the “Fellowship of the Ring.” How do these words speak to us today?

Disparities in Food Allergy – Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Considerations

In this webinar, our experts address clinical care, community action and health policy to benefit minorities with asthma.

New Website Spotlights Unique Differences of Eczema in People of Color

In a mutual commitment to address disparities in treating eczema in skin of color, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the Allergy and Asthma Network have partnered to create EczemaInSkinofColor.org, a campaign to aid physicians and patients in recognizing eczema in people with all skin types.

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in A/I Populations

Our experts discuss how allergists can understand racial and ethnic disparities and address these issues with respect to caring for patients with food allergy, asthma and atopic dermatitis. This session is available as part of the 2020 Meeting on Demand.

The Allergists’ Foundation Community Grant Program

The Allergists’ Foundation has reimagined its programming to empower community practicing allergists on the front lines of patient care.

AllergyTalk Episode 9: Asthma Epidemiology, Diet, and More on MART Therapy

In this episode, our hosts review three articles about asthma from the Nov-Dec 2019 issue of AllergyWatch, including a study on racial disparities in asthma-related health care.

Asthma Disparities and Differential Responses to Therapy

Asthma disparities persist most notably among minorities, children and the poor, and responses to asthma therapy may vary among certain high risk groups. Such differential response must be noted and inform effective management strategies. Learn more in this webinar.

More Resources

December 2020

Allergy & Asthma Network

February 2020

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

May 2012

President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children

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