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

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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

  • 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...
  • May 2019

    The National Allergy Strategy is continuing to progress a number of projects and engaging with key stakeholders. Nip allergies in the Bub We are pleased to announce that the Nip allergies in the Bub website was a finalist in the 2019 Australian Web Awards (https://www.webawards.com.au/finalists/2019#not-for-profit). Whilst our website didn’t win the award, we are very proud to ...
  • 250K Video Competition

    8 March 2019:  A 2016 youth survey conducted by the National Allergy Strategy showed that 50% of respondents felt as though they couldn't carry their EpiPen® during social occasions as the device is too bulky, and doesn't fit in a clutch or pocket.  It can be difficult, or even embarrassing to carry an EpiPen® around when out with friends, but it's important to always h...

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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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 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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