Recommended

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a premier website with a wide range of content specific to asthma and 7 types of allergies. Users will be hard-pressed to find a more credible, evidence-based resource related to these topics. The site is recommended as an excellent one-stop resource for asthma and allergy information, research, and resources.

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Review Date: 11/5/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

There are several navigation bars running both vertically and horizontally across the page. The amount of choice can be overwhelming at times, unless users stay focused on the topics most relevant to them. This complicated multi-level organization can obstruct easy browsing.

Visual Design

The site's mismatched color scheme can make browsing hard on the eyes, especially the homepage. And aside from the homepage, images can be rare among the site's content. However, there's a good use of headers and colorful elements to guide the readers eye across the page.

Quality

Contains an excellent range of first-rate content, which is not immediately obvious due to limited referencing. The creators of this site have worked hard to guarantee that users will find everything they need to understand asthma and allergies.

Credibility

Validation by many reputable organizations and a qualified editorial staff make the content the most trustworthy available at the time it was created. However, users should check last review dates to gauge if the information reflects current practices.

Pros

  1. unbiased content covering a wide range of information related to asthma and allergic diseases
  2. Each page provides numerous additional resources for that condition
  3. Written in language that is easily understood by lay readers

Cons

  1. Content about medications and other treatments is not very detailed
  2. Some information was last reviewed in 2015 and may be outdated

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a nonprofit patient group founded in 1953

Accreditations: HON seal (Jan. 2018), BBB-accredited charity, Charity Navigator 4-star charity, National Health Council Standards of Excellence Certification Program

Additional Features: Blog, videos, slideshows, downloadable fact sheets, "Ask an Allergist" tool, support groups, commercial allergy product reviews

Languages: English

Contact: media@aafa.org