is the NAPA?
The National Asthma Patient Alliance was initiated in Hamilton, ON in 2007 . The NAPA is a grassroots patient group of volunteers from across Canada, whose aim is to increase patient awareness about how to achieve optimal asthma control and to address communication and advocacy needs of these diseases. The first activity of this group was to enable patients living with asthma and allergies and empower them with the Asthma Patient Bill of Rights in order for them to understand their responsibility to properly manage their disease and lead a happy, healthy life.
is the mandate of the NAPA?
The mandate of the National Asthma Patience Alliance is to be recognized as a network of patient volunteers dedicated to leading advocacy efforts, organize education initiatives and build a network of patient volunteers dedicated to improving asthma care and education in Canada. The NAPA's mission is to ensure each and everyone of the 3 million Canadians diagnosed with asthma has the support and resources he/she needs to enjoy a high quality of life. The NAPA can make the difference.
the need for the NAPA?
For the 3 million Canadian adults and children living with asthma, support and education is an essential part of managing their condition. This group answers a major unmet need and is driven to reinforce the possibility of daily asthma control.
The NAPA has an Executive committee comprised of patients across Canada.
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