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.

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Food allergy prevention project

baby feedingThe National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian government to implement a food allergy prevention project based on the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention. This project will be informed by National Allergy Strategy Infant Feeding Implementation Meeting (IFIM) held in March 2017, which engaged key stakeholder organisations to guide the implementation process.

Food service in hospitals project

Food For Hospital PatientsFor the food service project, we are working with key stakeholders to develop resources for hospitals and other institutions to assist with safe food provision for people with food allergy. Food allergy policy and audit tool templates are being developed. A food allergy menu assessment tool for dietitians is being developed in partnership with the Dietitians Association of Australia.

National Allergy Strategy News

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

    The website - ‘250K – A hub for the 250,000 young Australians living with severe allergies’ - 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-ed...
  • Food allergy education website

    The new food allergy education website provides an information hub for people with food allergy, their families and friends. The website provides practical information about preparing food at home, eating out, choosing foods, traveling with food allergy, camps, hospital stays and how to report a reaction to packaged foods or foods when eating out.  The website also includes links to other cre...
  • NAS Project update

    December 2017:  Food allergy prevention project  The National Allergy Strategy food allergy prevention project, funded by the Australian government aims to implement the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention.  A social marketing company has been engaged to assist with the development of a communication strategy. Focus group sessions with consumers and h...
  • Pre-budget Submission 2018: National Allergy Strategy

    30 November 2017:  Allergic diseases affect 1 in 5 Australians and are amongst the fastest growing medical conditions. To address this problem, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia, developed a National Allergy Strategy in collaboration with othe...
  • National Allergy Strategy at the 2017 ASCIA Conference

    22 September 2017:  The National Allergy Strategy presented three posters at the recent ASCIA Conference held in New Zealand at the Viaduct Events Centre from Wednesday 12th to Friday 15th September.  This conference was a great success, with more than 550 registrations, an outstanding program and a spectacular venue located on the stunning Waitematā Harbour in Aucklan...

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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.

Leading 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 organisations for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | Teens and young adults | Food service | Drug allergy

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