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

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The 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 Patients

For 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

  • 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...
  • 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’ 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-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...

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.

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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