22 April 2021

Here’s the latest news on the National Allergy Strategy projects… 

Free consumer webinar – 7.30pm AEST Wednesday 28 April 2021

MHR webinar

‘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.

Register here 

New consumer resource for entering allergy information into My Health Record

The National Allergy Strategy Australian Digital Health Agency Working Group has developed a consumer guide to entering allergy information into My Health Record, available here.

New anaphylaxis animations

The National Allergy Strategy has developed two new animations:

  • How to safely remove ticks developed in partnership with ASCIA, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and TiARA.
How to safely remove a tick
  • How to position a person having anaphylaxis in partnership with ASCIA and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.
How to position a child or an adult having a severe allergic reaction
  • These animations will be used in ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and shared via social media to help raise awareness.
  • Click here to view the animations.

New 250K youth project animations

  • New webpages and animations for teens and young adults living with food allergy have been created to help them manage their food allergies at parties and at concerts and festivals.
  • Different versions for the 250K school aged teens and 250K young adults websites have been created.
  • These animations will be promoted via social media to help educate teens and young adults.
  • Visit the new 250K school aged teens webpages – parties; concerts and festivals
teen tips
young adult tips
  • We also held the 250K Fun Day on 27 February which was a great success. View the photo gallery here.

To visit the 250K websites, go to: www.250K.org.au

Food allergen management in food service

  • All about Allergens for Schools and All about Allergens Children’s Education and Care have now undergone their final stakeholder review and are being created as online courses.
  • With the changes to the Food Standards Code to include plain English allergen labelling, we are in the process of updating our consumer videos about how to understand food labels for food allergy.
  • Visit the Food Allergy Aware resource hub which provides links to information for consumers, health professionals, food service staff and staff working in schools and children’s education and care. 

Anaphylaxis prevention and management in school and children’s education and care project

  • We greatly appreciate the contributions from key stakeholders, staff working in schools and children’s education and care and parents. Their contributions have helped develop and guide the standards and supporting resources.

Click here to find out more about this project. 

Food allergy prevention project (Nip allergies in the Bub)

Nip Bub
  • The new video providing guidance on how to introduce the common allergy causing foods as well as our new website content is being promoted through a social media campaign aimed at parents.
  • We are also promoting food allergy prevention information and resources to health professionals via social media.
  • The infant feeding helpline (ph:1300 661 312) is available for parents, carers and health professionals.
  • To visit the new webpage and view the new video, click here.

To visit the Nip allergies in the Bub website, go to: www.preventallergies.org.au 

FREE posters and bookmarks

The following National Allergy Strategy resources are available free of charge from the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia shop.

  • Nip Allergies in the Bub bookmarks
  • Nip Allergies in the Bub posters
  • 250K bookmarks
  • 250K posters
  • All about Allergens online training bookmarks
  • The Usual Suspects poster (developed with the NSW Food Authority and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia)

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Further information

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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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