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

  • Management of allergic diseases in Australia

    12 September 2019:  It is our pleasure to inform you that Mr Trent Zimmerman has announced a parliamentary inquiry into allergic diseases. The parliamentary inquiry will be undertaken by the Standing Committee on Health and will provide the opportunity f...
  • New free national food allergy e-training program designed for cooks and chefs

    30 July 2019 A free, potentially life-saving online food allergy training program for cooks and chefs, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, has today been launched by the National Allergy Strategy, a partnership between the Australasian S...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...

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

All about Allergens
All about Allergens
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Authorised Officers Resources
All about Allergens
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
Food Allergy Education
for the community
Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
250K for teens and young adults
250K
Nip Allergies in the Bub

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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