Announcing Epi Near You New York

Help us spread the word about our Epi Near You New York program. Recently approved by New York State, we will provide training to any restaurant, summer camp or daycare center on when and how to administer epinephrine. Plus, we will give them a non-patient-specific (NPS) prescription, which can be filled at any pharmacy in New York. And for 501(c)(3) organizations, the Allergy Advocacy Association will even provide a payment voucher for an epinephrine auto injector, at no cost to the owner. We hope you will help us save lives!

Epi Near You New York

By Staff
May 14, 2018

The Allergy Advocacy Association is very pleased to introduce Epi Near You New York, an educational program to help Monroe County’s small businesses keep their customers safe. This program will enable businesses to stock and administer epinephrine to those who are not carrying their Epinephrine Auto-Injector (EAI) device or weren’t aware of their allergy, leaving them at risk for an attack of anaphylaxis.

Our training program is available to businesses which serve the public, offering food or providing exposure to other possible allergens. These businesses include a wide range of categories such as restaurants, summer camps, and daycare centers. After taking our NYS approved training program, businesses will receive a certificate and a non-patient-specific (NPS) prescription, which can be filled at any pharmacy in NYS. Additionally, the Allergy Advocacy Association will provide a payment voucher for 501(c)(3) organizations.

St. John Fisher College, located in Rochester, NY, recently initiated a similar training program for nineteen security staff and two health care staff. In ten Automated External Defibrillator (AED) cabinets located at high assembly areas, the College is storing the epinephrine auto-injectors, making it available for students, staff and visitors as needed.

For the past eight years, the Allergy Advocacy Association has provided free instructional presentations to groups of all sizes. Under the guidance of local allergists, the presentations have supported the association’s mission to help inform, educate and raise awareness of the public at large and at-risk individuals to allergies and anaphylaxis. After passage of the Emergency Allergy Treatment Act (EATA), supported by our association and signed into law in 2016, we designed the Epi Near You New York program. Having recently received NYS approval, we are now qualified to help businesses better serve their customers as authorized by EATA.

Through our Web site (www.allergyadvocacyassociation.org), our association encourages groups of all sizes to arrange a presentation soon. With your help and support, we can all work together and reach our goal of preventing life-threatening attacks of anaphylaxis in New York State.

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