Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was formed in 1991. Our membership stands at 30,000 worldwide. Our members are families, physicians, nurses, dietitians, and more.
Our VISION: To be a world leader in food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness and the issues surrounding this disease.
Our MISSION: To raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
At FAAN, our focus is on awareness, education, advocacy, and research.
AWARENESS: FAAN works to build public awareness of food allergy through the media and through education, advocacy, and research efforts.
EDUCATION: FAAN staff conducts seminars and training sessions on food allergy and anaphylaxis for patients, school staff, government officials, health professionals, restaurant and industry leaders, and other policymakers.
ADVOCACY: FAAN works with policymakers on federal, state, and local initiatives in such areas as food labeling, epinephrine availability, and management of food allergy in school, camps, airlines, and restaurants.
RESEARCH: FAAN supports and participates in research studies that lead us to a better understanding of, and a cure for, food allergy and anaphylaxis and that improves the quality of life of individuals managing these conditions.