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13 September 2018

National Allergy Strategy Event – Parliament House, Canberra

National Allergy Strategy Announcement Event

The National Allergy Strategy held an event at Parliament House in Canberra on the 16th August 2018 to celebrate the National Allergy Strategy achievements to date and to call for ongoing funding.

Speakers at the event included Minister Greg Hunt, Minister Ken Wyatt, Senator Richard Di Natale, Shadow Health Minister Catherine King, as well as consumers who shared their experiencesy, Mr Barry Hickey and Ms Jaclyn Jauhiainen.

In his speech, Minister Hunt announced 5 years of funding for the National Allergy Strategy. We are very appreciative of this funding support and will continue to keep you informed of initiatives that we will be progressing with this funding.

The event was well attended by supporters of the National Allergy Strategy, including politicians, stakeholder organisations, health professionals and individuals.

https://nationalallergystrategy.org.au/news

Nip allergies in the Bub – project launch 

National Allergy Strategy Food Allergy Prevention Project

On Monday 27th August 2018, the Food Allergy Prevention Project pilot phase was launched in WA. The Nip allergies in the Bub website, developed as part of this project, aims to provide practical information to parents about when and how to introduce the common allergy causing foods as well as how to optimise eczema management for allergy prevention.

The website includes food ideas, videos and infographics to assist parents. It also houses information for health professionals including free online training courses. A 1300 support line for parents and health professionals has also been established. This infoline is staffed by trained health professionals.

This project has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

www.preventallergies.org.au 

Food allergen management in hospitals project

Several resources have been developed to help improve food allergen management for food service providers in hospitals and other institutions.

The following resources are designed to be used together to provide a complete resource kit for food allergen management. They can be freely downloaded and adapted for individual sites. 

NAS resources

In addition, a Food Allergy and Intolerance Menu Assessment Tool for dietitians has been developed in partnership with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). This resource will be freely available to DAA and ASCIA member dietitians from the member sections of both the DAA and ASCIA websites.  

www.foodallergytraining.org.au

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

See website

Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Education

See website

Nip Allergies in the Bub

See website

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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