Patrons

Patrons of the National Allergy Strategy are appointed by the National Allergy Strategy Steering Committee in recognition for their significant contribution to the National Allergy Strategy.

Associate Professor Richard Loh

Founding Patron

Associate Professor Richard Loh

A/Prof Richard Loh stepped down as Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy in September 2019. Richard, alongside Maria Said, was involved in the development and implementation of the National Allergy Strategy. Richard was Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy with Maria since the Steering Committee was established in 2014.

Richard’s passion and commitment to improving the health and well-being of Australians living with allergic diseases has greatly contributed to the success of the National Allergy Strategy.

To acknowledge Richard and his valuable contribution to the National Allergy Strategy, the Steering Committee awarded Richard the title of Founding Patron.

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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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National Allergy Strategy Websites and Courses

All about Allergens
All about Allergens
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Authorised Officers Resources
All about Allergens
Food allergy prevention
e-training for health professionals
Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis
e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis e-training for health professionals
Food Allergy Education
for the community
Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
250K for teens and young adults
250K
Nip Allergies in the Bub

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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