Food allergy prevention project
(Nip allergies in the Bub)
The National Allergy Strategy received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to implement a food allergy prevention project based on the ASCIA Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention. The project was piloted in 2018-19 and is now being implemented nationally.
Improving allergy management for teens and young adults - 250K youth project
Teens and young adults are a high risk group for fatal anaphylaxis.
Funding from the Australian Government Department of Health has provided the opportunity to engage with teens and young adults and develop and implement the 250K youth project.
Food allergen management in food service
Whilst we will continue to educate consumers with food allergy on appropriate management and communication when eating food outside the home, the aim of this initiative is to improve the provision of appropriate food to people with food allergy, in the food service sector, including hospitals and other institutions.
Funding from the Australian Government Department of Health has enabled engagement with key stakeholder organisations in the food service sector to identify the most effective methods for improving appropriate food provision for individuals with food allergy. The All about Allergens online training courses have been developed along with freely downloadable supporting resources.
Funding from a private donation has allowed the development of freely downloadable resources to improve food allergen management in hospitals and other healthcare institutions. We are currently developing a hospital version of the All about Allergens online training with further funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
School and ECEC project
The National Allergy Strategy received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to develop minimum standards for the prevention and management of anaphylaxis in schools and early childhood education and care (ECEC). This project aims to engage with key stakeholders to standardise care within these sectors.
Go to School and ECEC project
Shared Care Model scoping project
The National Allergy Strategy describes a shared care model as 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.
The National Allergy Strategy proposes that a shared care model approach may be required to improve access to health care for people living with allergic conditions in Australia. In 2018, the National Allergy Strategy received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to scope a shared care model for the management of allergic conditions in Australia. This scoping project was completed in December 2019 and a report was submitted to the Australian Government Department of Health.
Australian Digital Health Agency project
The National Allergy Strategy is working with the Australian Digital Health Agency to improve the allergy information within My Health Record. The project also aims to inform health professionals and consumers about My Health Record and the benefits of using My Health Record in relation to allergy management.
Standardising drug allergy management
There are several issues regarding drug allergy that require urgent attention which will improve patient outcomes, reduce waiting time to see a clinical immunology/allergy specialist for more timely access for individuals with more complex diagnosis and management, and reduce the use of less effective antibiotic medications.
Funding from the Australian Government Department of Health was received in 2016-17 to scope drug allergy issues occurring within hospitals and the broader community as well as identify areas of need regarding education for health professionals. This project was completed in 2017 and a report was submitted to the Australian Government Department of Health.
With funding from a private donation, the National Allergy Strategy is developing minimum standards for medical professionals to confirm a patient’s drug allergy to optimise patient safety.
Content updated May 2020