National Allergy Project Update
The National Allergy Strategy has had a good start to 2019 with a number of projects progressing.
Shared care model for allergy in Australia
Funding from the Australian Government has been received to scope a Shared Care Model for Allergic Diseases in Australia. The aim of this project is to ensure patients receive the right care from the right person, at the right time, in the right place.
The first phase of the consultation process is to collect information about the current delivery of allergy care in Australia via an online survey for consumers, patient/carers, and a separate survey for health care professionals, health administrators, educators and researchers.
The surveys close on Wednesday 20 February 2019.
To access the surveys visit: https://nationalallergystrategy.org.au/projects/shared-care-model-for-allergy
Anaphylaxis register scoping meeting
The National Allergy Strategy is conducting an initial scoping meeting to discuss the possible benefits and challenges of anaphylaxis registers.
Nip allergies in the Bub
We are continuing the roll-out of the pilot phase of Nip allergies in the Bub, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health which has been well received by health professionals and consumers.
We are currently reviewing feedback on the website and resources to improve these where required in preparation for the national roll-out commencing late June 2019.
Visit the website: www.preventallergies.org.au
250K youth project
In January 2019, we held our first National Allergy Strategy 250K camp for teens and young adults with severe food allergy. We had members of our 250K Youth Advisory Team participate along with other young people with severe food allergy.
to meet face to face for the first time.
Visit the 250K website and Facebook page for news items and updates www.250K.org.au
Food service project
Following on from the Food Allergen Management in Food Service roundtable, we have been progressing the development of resources. We recently had the opportunity to pilot some education resources with food service providers working in campsites, a hospital and a convention centre. The feedback obtained from these pilot sessions will help us to progress the resource development.
To access the All about Allergens course visit
To access the Resource hub for authorised officers visit
To access the Food allergen management in hospitals resources visit