Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

  • Fairfax, VA
  • www.foodallergy.org

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Mission Statement

With 12 million Americans - 3 million under age 18 - affected by food allergy, this is a major, worldwide, public health problem. FAAN educates families, schools and child care centers, policymakers, the food industry, government agencies, and the general public about food allergy, while providing funds for scientific and medical research on food allergy and anaphylaxis. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.

Main Programs

  1. Education
  2. Research
  3. Awareness
Service Areas

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International

FAAN’s membership now stands at close to 24,500 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, and representatives from government agencies and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Julia Bradsher

Keywords

Self-reported

Food allergy, anaphylaxis, education, advocacy, awareness, research, peanut, milk, egg, tree nut or soy allergy.

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EIN

54-1605958

 Number

4302382201

Also Known As

FAAN

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Allergy Related Diseases (G60)

Allergy Related Disease Research (H60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Education

FAAN sells videos/dvds, booklets, cookbooks and other items which provide patients, doctors and lay persons with practical and life-saving information about food allergies and their families. FAAN also has representatives speak at corporate events and restaurants to educate employees about food allergies. Finally, FAAN has about 130 small support groups around the country to provide education and emotional support to families with food allergies.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,221,470.00

Program 2

Research

In 2008, FAAN awarded over $1 million in research grants to universities and medical institutions for various food allergy research projects. FAAN has also commited $400,000 to a grant partnership with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to stimulate food allergy research at NIH and to bring more investigators into food allergy research. This grant funding will take place in 2010 and 2011. FAAN has also commited $250,000 over 5 years (to begin in 2009) to a study in the United Kingdom to investigate whether peanut allergy can be prevented by eating peanuts early or later in life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,129,634.00

Program 3

Awareness

FAAN raises awareness of food allergies in many ways. Its websites had almost 1.5 million visitors in 2008. Its annual Food Allergy Awareness Week National Effort held each May helps increase awareness and education in local communities. It also sends out alerts to its members and the public regarding recalls of food products. It holds the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Alliance meeting to raise awareness of food allergies. Over 16,000 walkers participated in the walks.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,182,489.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

FAAN’s membership now stands at close to 24,500 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, and representatives from government agencies and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.

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THE FOOD ALLERGY & ANAPHYLAXIS NETWORK, INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Julia Bradsher

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Andrew Gilman

CommCore Consulting Group

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