With the efforts of American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED), in May 2007, the House of Representatives passed HB296, designating the third week of May as the National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW). The purpose of NEAW is to create awareness and educate the general public and the medical community with Eosinophil-associated diseases. These diseases are rapidly emerging as a healthcare problem worldwide. But many patients suffering from these disorders go undiagnosed for years due to a lack of information or awareness of these diseases. For a robust factsheet that will enable you to learn more and share information on Eosinophil-associated diseases, please visit: APFED
Across the nation, patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, friends and family will prepare for NEAW which kicks off from May 17-23 this year. Not sure how you can help? APFED has designed a number of ways for you to get involved.
The theme for NEAW is to E-D-U-C-A-T-E (Educate, Donate, Unite, Change, Awareness, Thank, and Engage). Each topic corresponds with a list of suggested activities for each day of the awareness week.
These diseases are unknown to many, and with the resources offered by APFED you can start small. The small act of changing your social media profile picture can engage your personal networks by encouraging conversations that will lead to the awareness of Eosinophil-associated diseases.