How FAME Got Started


FAMEIn order to fulfill its mission to "Do What is Right for Kids," St. Louis Children's Hospital developed the Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) program creating a manual and tool-kit to help schools and parents in preventing life-threatening food allergy reactions. The FAME manual provides evidence-based clinical information for managing life-threatening food allergy reactions. The FAME tool-kit provides targeted educational information for every staff member in the school to create a safe learning environment for children with life-threatening food allergies. The Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) program has been highly successful in developing, promoting and providing resources. The FAME manual and tool-kit has incorporated the 2012 CDC national food allergy management guidelines, FAME advisory board recommendations, and the most up-to-date medical research. The advisory board is meticulous in ensuring accuracy, comprehensiveness and applicability of FAME materials for a national audience. FAME advocates for life-threatening allergy and anaphylaxis awareness through its materials, providing educational trainings and through its national partners.

This program is funded by the generous donors to St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation.

FAME materials are free of charge.

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH) is the oldest pediatric hospital west of the Mississippi River and the 7th oldest in the United States. It is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States, serving not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. St. Louis Children’s Hospital serves the health care needs of children, from infancy to adolescence, and advocates on behalf of children and families.

SLCH offers comprehensive services in every pediatric medical and surgical specialty. SLCH has served patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is one of 78 members of a non­competitive national collaborative of children’s hospitals, the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Network. The hospitals are working to transform pediatric patient safety in pursuit of an urgent mission: to eliminate all serious harm across all children’s hospitals in the United States.

St. Louis Children's Hospital is consistently recognized as one of America's top children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties surveyed. Since 2005 St. Louis Children's Hospital has been ­designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, which recognizes excellence in nursing. Only 3 percent of hospitals nationally have achieved Magnet redesignation. Physicians at SLCH are faculty at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), ranked as one of the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Pediatrics is recognized by the NIH as a Child Health Research Center of Excellence in Developmental Biology.

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