Mission and Objectives
The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in December 2001 by a group of mothers of young children living with eosinophil-associated diseases. We are a patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the lives of those living with eosinophilic disorders.
To passionately embrace, support, and improve the lives of patients and families affected by eosinophil-associated diseases through education and awareness, research, support, and advocacy.
APFED implements a multifaceted approach focusing on:
- Education and Awareness
With education and awareness, accuracy of diagnosis improves, suffering decreases, a supportive community develops, and research funding grows.
What We Do
Create a credible source of information for physicians and patients.
Reach out, find and support those who feel alone with their pain (patients and families).
Unite the physician and patient communities in an effort to empower both sides with a better understanding of one another
Teach the general public to understand what “eosinophilic” means to affected families
Promote and support research into the cause and cure of eosinophil-associated diseases
Primary Strategic Objectives
- Become the global comprehensive advocacy organization for eosinophil-associated diseases
- Increase representation of rare eosinophil-associated diseases
- Expand the scope and depth of research in eosinophil-associated diseases
Where We Are Headed
The future and long-term vision of APFED is to become an all-encompassing eosinophilic advocacy organization. With the exception of asthma and eczema, which are covered by several other nonprofit organizations, APFED hopes to represent all eosinophil-associated diseases disorders. By continuing to cultivate successful working relationships with physicians’ organizations we hope to bridge the gap between patient and doctor. This will lead to faster diagnosis, more support for research, new treatments, and one day, a cure.
APFED’s vision is the development of a cure while improving the quality of life for those suffering with eosinophil-associated diseases.
Our Core Values
APFED operates with the following core values:
- Passion for improving the lives of those with eosinophil-associated diseases
- Integrity in all operations
- Transparency in accordance with nonprofit guidelines
- Accuracy with continuous expert review of all educational materials