National Allergy Strategy Structure

The National Allergy Strategy is a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), working in consultation with key stakeholder organisations.

The National Allergy Strategy co-chairs are Richard Loh (representing ASCIA) and Maria Said (representing A&AA).

The National Allergy Strategy Steering Committee comprises ASCIA and A&AA co-chairs and the co-chairs from each of 4 Working Groups. The 4 Working Groups comprise an ASCIA and A&AA co-chair and representation from a range of key stakeholder organisations who have volunteered representation on the Working Groups.

The 4 National Allergy Strategy Working Groups are:

  • Care (access and standards)
  • Education & Training
  • Food Service & Food Industry
  • Research & Data

Content updated 26 August 2016

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
All about Allergens

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Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Education

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Nip Allergies in the Bub

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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 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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