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.

Latest Projects

Implementing the National Allergy Strategy

implementing the NAS

Development of the National Allergy Strategy has enabled the identification of strategies to improve and optimise the management of allergic disease and help prevent food allergy where possible.

We continue to increase awareness of allergic disease nationwide in line with our mission to improve the health and wellbeing, and therefore the quality of life of individuals with allergic conditions and those who care for them.

Food allergy prevention project

Nip Allergies in the Bub

The National Allergy Strategy received funding from the Australian government to implement a food allergy prevention project based on the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention. 

The pilot phase of this project has now been launched and the Nip allergies in the Bub website has been created. See the website at www.preventallergies.org.au. You can learn more about the project and the pilot phase now.

Food service in hospitals project

Food For Hospital Patients

Now available! We have worked with key stakeholders to develop resources for hospitals and other institutions to assist with safe food provision for people with food allergy. Food allergy and intolerance policy and audit tool templates have been developed along with a food allergy and intolerance ingredient substitution table. A Food Allergy and intolerances Menu Assessment Tool for dietitians has been developed in partnership with the Dietitians Association of Australia.

National Allergy Strategy News

  • Management of allergic diseases in Australia

    12 September 2019:  It is our pleasure to inform you that Mr Trent Zimmerman has announced a parliamentary inquiry into allergic diseases. The parliamentary inquiry will be undertaken by the Standing Committee on Health and will provide the opportunity for a thorough investigation into the many issues regarding the management of allergic diseases in Australia. The National A...
  • New free national food allergy e-training program designed for cooks and chefs

    30 July 2019 A free, potentially life-saving online food allergy training program for cooks and chefs, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, has today been launched by the National Allergy Strategy, a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA). Developed in conjunct...
  • Nip Allergies in the Bub - Food Allergy Prevention Project

    24 June 2019:  Today the National Allergy Strategy has launched the national roll out of the Food Allergy Prevention Project funded by the Australian Government. The project aims to implement the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention. The Nip Allergies in the Bub website  (www.preventallergies.org.au) has been developed as part of the Food Allergy P...
  • 250K Youth Project – Video Competition – Winners Announced!

    June 14 2019:  Earlier in the year, the 250K Youth Project team hosted a video competition.  The competition aimed to reduce the stigma of carrying EpiPen®s and an ASCIA Action Plan. As such, applicants were asked to produce a short 20 second video showing the most creative and practical ways for a teen to carry their medication. The winners of the competition are as f...
  • New 250k website for young adults – now available

    12 June 2019:  We are pleased to announce that the 250K website has been refreshed and a new section for young adults has been added. These resources have been updated and created through engagement with young people. What’s new? The 250K homepage now provides an option for young people to access the original school-aged teens site or a new site developed for young adul...

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

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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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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
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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