National Allergy Strategy Staff

Sandra Vale

Sandra Vale

National Allergy Strategy Manager
Rikki Dunstall

Rikki Dunstall

Finance and Operations Officer
Heather Roberts

Heather Roberts

Senior Project Officer
Nyssa Booth

Nyssa Booth

Social Media and Communications Officer

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NAS News

  • March 2021

    NEW Nip allergies in the Bub resources:  The National Allergy Strategy has developed new resources to help parents introduce the common allergy causing foods in the first year of life, to help prevent food allergies. A new webpage featuring a new vide...
  • National Allergy Strategy 250K Fun Day for School Aged Teens with Severe Allergy In Western Australi...

    4 February 2021:  Unfortunately, the National Allergy Strategy has made the decision to postpone the Western Australian 250K Youth Camp until 2022 due to COVID-19 and border closures. Instead, the National Allergy Strategy team will be hosting a one da...
  • February 2021

    The National Allergy Strategy team recently held a planning day via Zoom to plan our activities for the next six months.  Food allergen management in food service To date, 29,335 people have successfully completed an All about Allergens course. We ar...
  • December 2020

    The National Allergy Strategy has progressed many projects and activities over the year. Detailed below are our main achievements: 9 teen Zoom chats 10 young adult Zoom chats 8 peer mentors trained via Zoom 3 new peer mentors recruited 3 new video ani...
  • National Allergy Strategy launches first nationally standardised food allergy online training for ho...

    24 September 2020:  Today, the Minister for Health, the Honourable Greg Hunt MP, launched the National Allergy Strategy’s “All about Allergens for Hospitals” online training courses. The courses will support Australian hospitals to put effective food all...
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.

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National Allergy Strategy Websites and Courses

Food Allergy Aware Resource Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
All about Allergens
All about Allergens
Authorised Officers Resource Hub
All about Allergens AO
Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Education
250K for teens and young adults
250K
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Nip allergies in the Bub
to help prevent food allergy
Food allergy prevention
e-training for health professionals
Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis
e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis e-training for health professionals

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 support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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