Recent Community Outreach and Events

Listed below are summaries of the various community outreach in which SOAAR recently participated. To see events from previous years, visit


2017 FARE Spring Luncheon, Chicago, IL

The SOAAR team participated in this year's FARE Spring Luncheon on May 12th, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, IL. In addition to Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH speaking on a 1-hour panel about the new peanut allergy prevention guidelines, SOAAR also staffed a table and distributed food allergy resources, including free copies of their new food allergy videos. The team distributed approximately 165 copies and made lots of connections throughout the day.

Health Fair at Nicholson STEM Academy, April 19th

On April 19th, the SOAAR team was joined by 11 Francis W. Parker High School students in staffing education tables at a health fair hosted by Nicholson STEM Academy’s in Englewood, Chicago. Together, we provided approximately 50 attendees with asthma and food allergy-related educational materials and training demonstrations.

To read more about this event, visit SOAAR's blog page.

Atlantic Live: The Air We Breathe, presents "The Geography of Asthma" with Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH and Kimberly Wasserman-Nieto, Executive Director of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. The session is facilitated by Ron Brownstein of The Atlantic.

On April 20th, Dr. Gupta and Ms. Wasserman-Nieto shared information about the geography of asthma. To watch the entire session, visit: The Geography of Asthma.