Help to get increased access to allergy care – advocate now!
Getting access to a food allergy diagnosis and testing is already limited in Newfoundland and Labrador for the nearly 50,000 families and individuals living with food allergy.
This includes getting access to oral food challenges (OFCs), which are considered the gold standard in confirming a food allergy diagnosis.
Next year, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will have even a harder time. A recent CBC news article notes that patient access to hospital-based allergy care at Janeway Children’s Hospital in St. John’s will be further reduced as of January 2023.
This reality is unacceptable and needs to be addressed. All Canadians have a right to access proper medical care regardless of where they live. We are calling on the government in Newfoundland and Labrador to improve access to food allergy diagnosis and treatment.
Now is the time to act! Help to get increased access to allergy care in Newfoundland and Labrador and follow the steps below.
Have your voice heard. Follow these steps:
Tell your local MHA and Tom Osborne, Minister of Health and Community Services, why having increased access to food allergy diagnosis and treatment is important to you and your family.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Simply complete our form and a letter will be automatically sent to both of them within seconds.
Complete our 5-minute survey. Your input will help to strengthen our request to the Minister to address the inequitable access to allergy diagnosis and treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Please take the survey by September 23rd.
Share our letter with others so they can lend their support.
We want to hear your experiences with food allergy-related medical care and support. Your voice empowers our advocacy efforts and allows us to have more informed conversations with key stakeholders, like government.
There may be a potential to share your story with media. If you are interested in speaking to the media, please let us know.