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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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Food allergy and packaged foods [250K An allergy awareness project]

List of ingredients often change, so be sure to read the label every time you buy packaged food. Check and respect the 'may contain' statements too.

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Babies With Existing Allergy or Family History Nip Allergies in the Bub

Babies With Existing Allergy or Family History It is important that you have discussed your babys allergy with a doctor so that you are only avoiding the foods that are necessary

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Dating with an allergy [250K An allergy awareness project]

Tell your date about your allergy

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At Home - Food Allergy Education

Educate those around you - Educate family, friends, babysitters etcKnow the allergens, how to avoid the allergens and how to treat a reaction (including how to use an adrenaline autoinjector). Consider purchasing an EpiPen trainer to allow you and family/friends to regularly practice

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Eating out with a food allergy [250K An allergy awareness project]

Always tell wait staff about your allergy when ordering food.

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What Foods Should I Feed My Baby? Nip Allergies in the Bub

What Foods Should I Feed My Baby? While foods can be introduced in any order, iron rich foods should be fed to your baby at around 6 months of age

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Dealing with Anxiety - Young Adults

Dealing with Anxiety Top Tips For Dealing With Your Anxiety Its normal to feel anxious

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Reporting Reactions - Food Allergy Education

If you have an allergic reaction when eating out and you told the staff about your allergy when ordering, it is important to report the food business to your state health department AFTER you have managed the emergency and recovered from the allergic reaction.

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Identifying Allergic Reactions Nip Allergies in the Bub

Identifying Allergic ReactionsAllergic reactions usually occur quickly - within minutes (although they can take up to 2 hours)

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Travelling with Food Allergy - Young Adults

Travelling with Food Allergy Top Tips For Travel Take your own food on the plane

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