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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Implementing the National Allergy Strategy

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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

  • Food Allergy Prevention Project Launch

    27 August 2018:  Today the National Allergy Strategy Food Allergy Prevention Project was launched in WA as the main pilot region for the Project. The Food Allergy Prevention Project is the first in the world to promote feeding children the common allergy causing foods by one year of age, to help prevent food allergy developing. While previous food allergy prevention strategies included del...
  • National Allergy Strategy Announcement Event

    The National Allergy Strategy event on 16 August at Parliament House Canberra was a great success with Minister Hunt announcing five years of funding for the National Allergy Strategy. Minister Greg Hunt, Minister Ken Wyatt, Senator Richard Di Natale and Catherine King MP all spoke of their support for the National Allergy Strategy. Mr Barry Hickey and Ms Jaclyn Jauhiainen shared their personal ...
  • Implementing the National Allergy Strategy: From paper to practice

    16 August 2018:  To celebrate the achievements of the National Allergy Strategy, a lunch time event “Implementing the National Allergy Strategy: From paper to practice” was held at Parliament House in Canberra today, 16 August 2018. Minister Hunt, Senator Di Natale, Minister Wyatt and Catherine King MP spoke at the event along with National Allergy Strategy Co-chairs A/Prof Richard Loh and ...
  • National progress in the management of allergies but more work to be done

    16 August 2018:  $10 million dollars over five years required to continue important work In the past two years the National Allergy Strategy has been implemented to support the 1 in 5 Australians affected by allergic disease. This important work has involved engaging with many stakeholder organisations, and has been possible due to funding support from the Australian Government. However, wi...
  • 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...

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.

National Allergy Strategy Websites

All about Allergens
All about Allergens

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Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Education

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Nip Allergies in the Bub

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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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