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National Allergy Strategy

The National Allergy Strategy aims to address public health issues relating to the rapid and continuing rise of allergy in Australia and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases, their families and carers, and the community.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia, have partnered to develop the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in collaboration with key stakeholder organisations.

Vision and mission

To improve the health and quality of life of Australians with allergic diseases, and minimise the burden of allergic diseases on individuals, their carers, healthcare services and the community.

How the National Allergy Strategy can help

The goals of the National Allergy Strategy include:

  • develop standards of care to improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases
  • ensure timely access to appropriate healthcare management for people with allergic diseases
  • improve access to best-practice, evidence-based and consistent information, education and training on allergic diseases for health professionals, people with allergic diseases, consumers, carers and the community
  • promote patient-focused research to prevent the development of allergic diseases and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases
  • recognition of allergic diseases as a prioritised chronic disease and National Health Priority Area.

Information / help lines

  • Email: nas@allergy.org.au

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - National Allergy Strategy.

Last reviewed: July 2020

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Travel - Food Allergy Education

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Eczema and Food Allergy Many infants with moderate or severe eczema will also have a food allergy

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At Home - Food Allergy Education

Educate those around you - Educate family, friends, babysitters etc Know the allergens, how to avoid the allergens and how to treat a reaction (including how to use an adrenaline autoinjector). Consider purchasing an EpiPen trainer to allow you and family/friends to regularly practice

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Top Tips for Managing Eczema The following hints and tips will help to manage your child's eczema

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