• 250K teen and young adult website
  • Food Service Project
  • Drug Allergy Project
  • National Allergy Strategy

250K – an information hub for teens and young adults with severe allergies

250K image for news26 June 2017

The new website - ‘250K – A hub for the 250,000 young Australians living with severe allergies’ www.250K.org.au - aims to provide age-appropriate information and resources to assist young people who are living with severe allergies, and to help them to feel more connected with other teens and young adults going through similar experiences in a fun but informative way.

With a fun and cutting-edge look and feel, the new 250K website was designed by young people for young people. It has a strong focus on interactivity and functions more like an App, allowing young people to share information with their friends in novel ways, such as using avatars. Importantly, it allows young people to share their thoughts on a range of topics anonymously. The 250K website is also supported by a slide set that schools will be able to access to help increase awareness about severe allergies.

This project has received funding from the Australian Government.

National Allergy Strategy receives further funding from the Australian government

26 June 2016

The National Allergy Strategy will receive $1 million over the next two years to implement a national allergy prevention program.  The funding announcement was made by Minister Gillespie at the launch of the National Allergy Strategy Youth Project resource launch, a project also funded by the Australian government.

Implementation of the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention will help reduce the development of food allergy.  Preventing the development of food allergy will not only greatly improve the quality of life of individuals and their families, but it will assist in reducing the burden on state and federal governments, individuals with allergy and the Australian community.

Drug allergy project update

Drug allergy project update

26 April 2017

The drug allergy scoping work is almost complete.  

A report of the consultation undertaken to date has been submitted to the Australian Department of Health. 

Engagement with key stakeholders such as the Australian Digital Health Agency will continue until the project completion in June 2017.

Food service project update

Food service project update

 26 April 2017

Consultation with key stakeholders regarding the content of the online training course has been undertaken and the course content is being finalised and filming of the video content has been schedule for May 2017. 

The content for the website for consumers with food allergy and their families and friends will undergo review in the next few weeks.

Rationale for the
National Allergy Strategy

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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Lead Organisations

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The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) are the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia. 
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The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government for the following projects:

• Drug allergy

• Teens and young adults

• Food service