On a national level, we are:
- Speaking out about shortage of epinephrine auto-injectors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Taking a leadership role at the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization.
- Advocating for increased federal and foundational grants to fund food allergy research.
- Recruiting a broad base of researchers to get involved in the study of food allergy.
On a state level, we are:
- Working as subject matter experts to pass state legislation that requires public schools in Michigan to stock epinephrine in Epinephrine Auto-Injector Public Act 186 & 187.
- Partnering with members of our advisory committee and FARE to pass state legislation requiring restaurants to train staff to understand food allergy and how to deal with it in Public Act 516 of 2014.
On a local level, we are:
- Advocating for clear labeling of food in all University of Michigan dining halls to prevent cross-contamination and accidental exposure to food allergens.
- Creating guidelines for housing accommodations for students with food allergy.
- Requesting that all dining halls on campus stock epinephrine injectors in case of emergency.
- Developing an undergraduate course on food allergy for University of Michigan biology majors.
On a personal level, we are:
- Offering psychiatric social worker services to food-allergic patients to help them cope with the complexities of their disease.