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Legislation and Policy

Congressional building in Washington, D.C.

On this page you will find links to many federal and state government agencies as well as nonprofit organizations, commissions, and networks involved in policy issues such as pending legislation and children’s rights at school.

National Resources

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

This non-profit supports policies that aim to improve access to health care, increase funding for medical research, and promote a higher quality of life for individuals with asthma and allergies.

Allergy and Asthma Network, Mothers of Asthmatics

This national nonprofit network of families offers information about living with asthma, including information about policy issues such as pending legislation and children’s rights at school.

  • AANMA Advocacy Page
    This site details issues that affect families with asthma: Allergy and Asthma Network, Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) position statements, important legislation alerts, and updates.
American Lung Association

The American Lung Association (ALA)’s mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. ALA programs seek to influence the development and enforcement of laws and regulations at national, state, and local levels, providing authoritative information to policymakers. These include the landmark federal Clean Air Act and the law prohibiting smoking on domestic passenger airline flights.

CDC’s Public Health Law Program

CDC’s Public Health Law Program, whose mission is to improve the health of the public through the law, offers resources on public health issues, including asthma.

Department of Health and Human Services
Library of Congress: THOMAS, Legislative Information on the Internet

This site provides information on the U.S. Congress and a searchable database of federal legislation.

  • U.S. Legislative Branch
    This site provides links to information about the federal legislative branch, information about the legislative process, and a searchable database of legislative branch Web sites.

State and Local Resources

Library of Congress: State and Local Governments

This site provides a meta-index of state and local government information and direct links to state government Web sites.

National Association of State Boards of Education

This association serves and strengthens the state boards of education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.

  • State School Health Policy Database
    This site allows you to search by state or by topic to find information about state-level school health policies, including asthma policies.
National Conference of State Legislatures

This bipartisan national forum allows state lawmakers to communicate with one another and to share ideas on various topics, including asthma.

  • Asthma Web Resources
    This site includes links to policy briefs on asthma, analyses of state legislation, and a searchable database of state legislation and statutes.
WashLaw

This Washburn University School of Law Web site, WashLaw, provides information about state governments and legislation.

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