The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and The HealthCentral Network, a Choice Media Division, will work together to create a new online resource for individuals with asthma and allergic disorders. The collaboration marries the deep health education expertise and resources of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation with The HealthCentral Network’s multimedia capabilities and vast online community of patients and experts.

“This partnership with The HealthCentral Network offers us a valuable modern vehicle to disseminate our extensive library of multimedia educational materials,” said Mike Tringale, MSM, the Foundation’s director of marketing and communications. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a nonprofit patient organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies and provides practical information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters and support groups. “One of our first joint projects will be to create a Web site portal to create opportunities for patients, providers and caregivers in the asthma and allergy community to connect,” said Tringale. “Future projects will include the development of a blog allowing our supporters to interact on topics ranging from advocacy and policy issues, asthma and allergy program funding, patient rights, treatment guidelines and more.”