National Allergy Strategy Projects

250K for teens and young adults

The 250K website 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.

Australian Digital Health Agency (My Health Record)

The National Allergy Strategy is working with the Australian Digital Health Agency to improve the quality of patient allergy information in My Health Record and to make sure that allergy information can be easily found.

Food allergy prevention
 

Nip allergies in the Bub is a resource for health professionals and caregivers that provides practical, credible information about infant feeding and optimising eczema management for allergy prevention in babies. See the website at www.preventallergies.org.au.

Food service
 

This project aims to provide accessible, standardised education for food service providers across different environments where food is provided (e.g. cafes, restaurants, hospitals, camps, schools and childhood education and care).

Schools and Children’s Education and Care

This project is developing national Best Practice Guidelines and supporting resources for the prevention and management of anaphylaxis in schools and children’s education and care services.

Shared Care Model for Allergy

Shared care is a patient centred approach to care that uses the skills and knowledge of a range of health care professionals who share joint responsibility with the patient, ensuring the patient receives the right care, at the right time, from the right health professional(s), in the right place.

National Allergy Strategy News

  • Surviving a severe allergic reaction: Three of the most dangerous mistakes

    World Allergy Week (13-19 June, 2021) seeks to raise awareness of anaphylaxis, potentially life-threatening allergic reactions that cause approximately 2,400 hospital admissions and approximately 20 deaths in Australia each year. Over 4 million Australians live with allergic disease, and that number is on the rise. During this week, leading allergy organisations are promoting impor...
  • New food allergy training available for staff working in schools and children’s education and care services

    7 June 2021:  The National Allergy Strategy, a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, has released free online food allergy training for staff working in schools and children’s education and care services. The All about Allergens courses provide essential information about managing food ...
  • 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. ‘How can My Health Record help me if I have allergies?’ Wednesday 28 April 2021 7.30pm AEST (1 hour) FREE: Online Register here Download flyer:  MHR Webinar Flyer1007.44 KB The webinar w...
  • NEW National Allergy Strategy animations

    25 March 2021:  The National Allergy Strategy has developed new resources to help educate about managing food allergies and anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis positioning animation A new animation explaining how to position a person having anaphylaxis, including when giving the adrenaline injector, has been developed. This short animation explains why it is important that a person ...
  • March 2021

    NEW Nip allergies in the Bub resources:  The National Allergy Strategy has developed new resources to help parents introduce the common allergy causing foods in the first year of life, to help prevent food allergies. A new webpage featuring a new video, provides guidance on how to introduce the common allergy causing foods. The video includes the signs of readiness to help...

Every project is a new challenge to positively impact on life for people with allergic diseases.

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The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia, have developed the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in collaboration with other stakeholder organisations.

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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