A&AA strive to raise awareness of allergic conditions including life threatening allergies in the community by providing evidence based information, resources and services to support children and adults living with allergic disease. Allergic disease is a chronic condition that includes allergic rhinitis (hayfever), atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, food and insect allergies and other potentially life-threatening conditions. They help Australians manage the everyday, improving quality of life, health and wellbeing.
As food allergy is a community issue, A&AA's outreach and education is broad. The circle of care embraces and engages individuals at risk of anaphylaxis and those who care for them. A&AA also work closely with related areas in state and commonwealth government departments, food industry, health and teaching professionals, as well as the Australian community at large.
The organisation has a small workforce and receives invaluable support from a core group of dedicated volunteers. A&AA is governed by constitution and a Board. We utilise the expertise of a Medical Advisory Board as required. They are a part of an international alliance of like-minded organisations and work closely with peak medical bodies including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). The National Allergy Strategy (“NAS”) is a partnership between ASCIA and A&AA, of which the A&AA CEO is the co-chair.