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Improving allergy management for teens and young adults

250K image for news250K – an information hub for teens and young adults with severe allergies launched

22 June 2017

The website - ‘250K – A hub for the 250,000 young Australians living with severe allergies’ www.250K.org.au - aims to provide age-appropriate information and resources to assist young people who are living with severe allergies, and to help them to feel more connected with other teens and young adults going through similar experiences in a fun but informative way. See more...

This project has received funding from the Australian Government.

Teen/young adult project

26 April 2017

Work is progressing well with the teen/young adult project.  

Focus group sessions to determine the branding and design for the resources has been undertaken and the website development is progressing well. 

A Youth Advisory Group has also been established consisting of several young people who made contact during recruitment for the focus group sessions. 

The teen/young adult resources will be launched on Monday 26th June 2017. 

Improving allergy management for teens and young adults

26 August 2016

Teens and young adults are a high risk group for fatal anaphylaxis. There are limited resources for this group and effective ways of educating are urgently required.

The government funding will provide the opportunity to engage with teens and young adults and determine effective communication and education methods. Urgently needed resources, targeted specifically at teens and young adults will be developed based on the outcomes of these discussions. 

The proposed strategy is to conduct an extensive survey inviting teens and young adults to discuss allergy management barriers, areas of need, effective communication and education methods.

Results from the survey will guide resource development and may include website development, social media platforms and online forums with mentors.


Content updated September 2018

 

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
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Food Allergy Education
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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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