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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 partnered to develop the first National Allergy Strategy for Australia, in collaboration with key stakeholder organisations.

Vision and mission

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.

How the National Allergy Strategy can help

The goals of the National Allergy Strategy include:

  • develop standards of care to improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases
  • ensure timely access to appropriate healthcare management for people with allergic diseases
  • 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
  • promote patient-focused research to prevent the development of allergic diseases and improve the health and quality of life of people with allergic diseases
  • recognition of allergic diseases as a prioritised chronic disease and National Health Priority Area.

Information / help lines

  • Email: nas@allergy.org.au

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Last reviewed: July 2020

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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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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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Dealing with Anxiety - Young Adults

Dealing with Anxiety Top Tips For Dealing With Your Anxiety It’s normal to feel anxious

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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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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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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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Food Allergies and the Workplace - Young Adults

Food Allergies and the Workplace Top Tips For The Workplace Make yourself known, tell your employer about your allergy early on in your employment

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Moving Out with a Food Allergy - Young Adults

Moving Out with a Food Allergy Top Tips For Living With Housemates Make sure that your housemates are aware of your food allergy and that they respect your dietary needs

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Managing Eczema » Nip Allergies in the Bub

Managing Eczema There is no cure for eczema and it can be very uncomfortable

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