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Autoimmune Resource and Research Centre

The Autoimmune Resource and Research Centre (ARRC) is a not-for-profit charity, established in 1989 to provide people living with systemic and organ-specific autoimmune illnesses with education and support services, as well as access to research.

The Centre maintains an active research arm to improve understanding of autoimmune illness, its diagnosis and management.

The ARRC motto is “No-one is immune to autoimmunity”, with 1 in 20 people living with autoimmune illness, Australia’s third most common chronic disease group.

Vision and mission

The vision of ARRC is to provide a world-class centre that supports people who are experiencing chronic autoimmune disease, allowing them to live well with the condition.

How ARRC can help

ARRC aims to provide services that reduce the impact and disease burden of illness by educating patients, carers, family and the general community about autoimmune illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and better self-management choices.

Education programs are designed to improve overall health, quality of life and opportunities, while maintaining a balance between understanding illness, medical treatments and self-management.

ARRC offers a wide range of educational resource materials and recorded education seminars.

ARRC also encourages people to submit questions through its website Contact us page.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Autoimmune Resource and Research Centre.

Last reviewed: December 2019

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