Advancing a Cure

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The FARE Clinical Network is a bold initiative that aims to accelerate the development of drugs for patients with food allergies as well as improve the quality of care for this serious illness. A nationwide network of leading research and clinical care facilities, the FARE Clinical Network brings members together for a common goal of ensuring that patients with food allergies have access to state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatments and research.

Setting the Standard for Food Allergy Care

FARE believes that every individual with food allergy deserves the best care and treatment possible. To achieve this goal, we have established the FARE Clinical Network.

By offering membership to centers that provide a high standard of care, the FARE Clinical Network seeks to:

  • Raise the quality of care for food allergy patients nationwide,
  • Reduce discrepancies in care among providers,
  • Enhance the ability to perform late-stage clinical trials for food allergy,
  • Encourage comprehensive care that is accessible and available for all patients with food allergies, and
  • Share best practices and encourage collaboration among members.

Only centers that meet and maintain optimal criteria for care, teaching and clinical research will be eligible to join the FARE Clinical Network.

Members of the FARE Clinical Network are selected through a comprehensive, rigorous application process. Centers are required to address criteria in a number of key areas, including staff credentials, statements regarding their implementation of state-of-the-art diagnostic and clinical practice guidelines and information about their facilities, operational oversight, training, patient satisfaction surveys and quality of life data.

The centers of excellence selected as part of the FARE Clinical Network provide high-quality clinical and sub-specialty food allergy expertise and services, and are focused on applying new evidence-based knowledge to this important field. These centers also meet high standards for clinical care, teaching and clinical research.

Traditional academic centers, as well as allergists' offices with academic affiliations, may apply to become members of the FARE Clinical Network.

Member Benefits

As part of our effort to encourage collaboration and share resource materials, FARE intends to make key education materials available to, and/or co-brand these materials with, FARE Clinical Network members. FARE believes that through collaborative efforts, the FARE Clinical Network will benefit both member centers and the food allergy patient community.

Information about the FARE Clinical Network and its members will be featured on FARE's website, in a variety of digital communications, and in material distributed at special events, such as the FARE Walk for Food Allergy, galas, luncheons, and conferences, as well as the annual meetings of professional associations.

Applying for Membership

In order to become a member of the FARE Clinical Network, a center must certify to FARE that it has met the mandatory criteria for its food allergy programs as described in the Membership Application (below). Centers will certify to FARE in their application that they meet the minimum requirements for membership, and then will reconfirm annually that they continue to meet these requirements.

A FARE-organized and -supervised review committee will evaluate each center's application to become a member of the FARE Clinical Network, as well as its annual renewal, and will work with centers on any needed remediation efforts.

To apply, please submit the membership application:

FCN Membership Application

Applications are accepted on a periodic basis. The completed application form should be submitted to research@foodallergy.org.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Mary Jane Marchisotto, Senior Vice President of Research, at mjmarchisotto@foodallergy.org or 212-207-1975.