Latest Projects

Australian Digital Health Agency Project

The National Allergy Strategy is working with the Australian Digital Health Agency to improve the quality of patient allergy information in My Health Record.

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Food allergy prevention project

Food allergy prevention project

Nip allergies in the Bub is a resource for health professionals and caregivers that provides credible information about infant feeding, optimising eczema management and allergy prevention in babies. See the website at www.preventallergies.org.au.

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Food service in healthcare project

Food service in healthcare project

The National Allergy Strategy has worked with key stakeholders to develop new resources that support healthcare facilities to safely manage patients with food allergy.

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National Allergy Strategy News

  • World Atopic Eczema Day - 14 September 2020

    Today is World Eczema Day which is dedicated to improving awareness and understanding of eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis). Eczema can impact significantly on the quality of life for both the person with eczema and their carer. The National Allergy Strategy recently developed new information about managing eczema for our 250K youth project. To support this information, a n...
  • Management of anaphylaxis in schools and early childhood education and care (ECEC) - surveys

    Surveys for parents and staff working in schools and ECEC The National Allergy Strategy is developing minimum standards for the prevention and management of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) in schools and childcare. To help us to develop these standards, we would like parents/guardians who have a child with severe allergies enrolled in a school and/or childcare service a...
  • Webinar recording and slides now available: An overview of My Health Record for Clinical immunology/allergy specialists

    23 June 2020: In this Webinar recording Dr Kathy Rainbird (Australian Digital Health Agency) and Dr William Smith (Clinical immunology/allergy specialist) explain how clinical immunology/allergy specialists can make the most of My Health Record in their clinical practice. The Webinar took place on 16 June 2020 as part of a National Allergy Strategy Project to encourage more speci...
  • National Allergy Strategy welcomes report from parliamentary inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis

    15 June 2020:  The National Allergy Strategy welcomes the Walking the allergy tightrope report tabled today by Trent Zimmerman, chair of the committee which conducted a parliamentary inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis. The National Allergy Strategy also acknowledges the support provided by the Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health in progressing the inquiry. Walking the a...
  • New COVID-19 Symptom Checker

    25 March 2020:  Healthdirect Australia have asked the National Allergy Strategy to share the COVID‑19 Symptom Checker they have developed for people that are unwell and think they may have COVID‑19.  As medical staff, testing clinics and the National Coronavirus Helpline are overwhelmed with enquiries, the symptom checker can help alleviate pressure. ...

Every project is a new challenge to positively impact on life for people with allergic diseases.

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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 developed the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in collaboration with other stakeholder organisations.

National Allergy Strategy Rationale

Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

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Funded by the governments of Australia

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

National Allergy Strategy Websites and Courses

All about Allergens
All about Allergens
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Authorised Officers Resources
All about Allergens AO
Food allergy prevention
e-training for health professionals
Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis
e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis e-training for health professionals
Food Allergy Education
for the community
Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
250K for teens and young adults
250K
Nip Allergies in the Bub

Lead organisations

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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