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National Allergy Strategy

The National Allergy Strategy aims to address public health issues relating to the rapid and continuing rise of allergy in Australia and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases, their families and carers, and the community.

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.

Mission of the National Allergy Strategy

To improve the health and quality of life of Australians with allergic diseases, and minimise the burden of allergic diseases on individuals, their carers, healthcare services and the community.

Goals of the National Allergy Strategy

Standards of Care

Develop standards of care to improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases.

Access to Care

Ensure timely access to appropriate healthcare management for people with allergic diseases.

Information, Education and Training

Improve access to best-practice, evidence-based and consistent information, education and training on allergic diseases for health professionals, people with allergic diseases, consumers, carers and the community.

Research

Promote patient-focused research to prevent the development of allergic diseases and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases.

Prioritised Chronic Disease

Recognition of allergic diseases as a prioritised chronic disease and National Health Priority Area.

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Last reviewed: August 2019

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Eating Out with a Food Allergy - Young Adults

Eating Out with a Food Allergy Top Tips For Eating Out Always take your EpiPens and ASCIA Action Plan when eating out

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Learning to Eat Nip Allergies in the Bub

Learning to Eat Learning to eat takes time, so be patient with your baby

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Travel - Food Allergy Education

Ensure that you have your two adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors, ASCIA Action Plan and ASCIA Travel Plan with you and within reach, at all times. Check your travel insurance is appropriate for your health needs. Check your travel insurance is appropriate for your health needs.It is recommended that you carry your own food for the trip where appropriate (e.g. on flights).

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Eczema Resources Nip Allergies in the Bub

Eczema Resources Videos Applying moisturisers Using cortisone creams and ointments How to apply wet dressings Bleach baths Factsheets How to use bleach baths [PDF, 804kb] How to use wet dressings [PDF, 779kb] How to use tubular dressings [PDF, 913kb] Top tips for managing eczema [PDF, 314kb]

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More Information Nip Allergies in the Bub

More Information If you would like more information about allergy prevention, contact our information line to talk to a health professional: 1300 66 13 12 Please note this information line is attended by health professionals during office hours (AEST) and if a message is left it will always be returned

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Talking to Friends About Food Allergy - Young Adults

Talking to Friends About Food Allergy Top Tips For Dealing With Your Friends Tell your friends where you keep your EpiPens and ASCIA Action Plan

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Using your EpiPen [250K An allergy awareness project]

Always keep your EpiPen with you.

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Camping & travelling with a food allergy [250K An allergy awareness project]

Plan ahead. Consider the risks and be prepared when going camping or travelling. Always take at least 2 EpiPens with you.

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Community - Food Allergy Education

Tell your employer about your food allergy before you start work, so they can consider putting strategies in place to reduce the risk of a reaction. Staff at schools and childcare should have training in the management of food allergy (including risk minimisation), recognition of an allergic reaction and emergency treatment of anaphylaxis.

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Managing your parents [250K An allergy awareness project]

Managing your parents Top Tips Most parents worry that you are not taking your allergies seriously

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