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Pre-budget Submission 2018: National Allergy Strategy

NAS 2018 Pre Budget Submission

30 November 2017

Allergic diseases affect 1 in 5 Australians and are amongst the fastest growing medical conditions.

To address this problem, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia, developed a National Allergy Strategy in collaboration with other key stakeholder organisations.

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This pre-budget submission has identified the following projects as urgently requiring support: 

  • National implementation of the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention (funding for the final year of the project)
  • Additional resources required to improve food allergy management in food service to build on the work undertaken in 2016-17.
  • Additional resources required to improve food allergy management in teens and young adults to build on the work undertaken in 2016-17.
  • Scoping the development of a Shared Care Model for allergy to ensure patients receive the right allergy care from the right person, in a timely manner in the right place.

The attached pre-budget submission has been made on behalf of individuals with allergic conditions to progress urgent initiatives of the National Allergy Strategy.

Content updated 30 November 2017

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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