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

  • How can My Health Record help me if I have allergies?

    The Australian Digital Health Agency in collaboration with the National Allergy Strategy is hosting a Webinar and Q&A on My Health Record for people with allergic conditions. ‘How can My Health Record help me if I have allergies?’ Wednesday 28 April 20...
  • NEW National Allergy Strategy animations

    25 March 2021:  The National Allergy Strategy has developed new resources to help educate about managing food allergies and anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis positioning animation A new animation explaining how to position a person having anaphylaxis, includi...
  • 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...
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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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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