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.
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.