The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient support 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs, apps and tools
- Nip Allergies in the Bub - food allergy prevention project
- 250K - teen and young adult websites
- Food allergy aware - resource hub
- All about allergens - free online training for food service
- Food allergy aware - information about allergy and anaphylaxis prevention and management in schools
- My Health Record - find out how to access your My Health Record and make sure your allergy information is up to date