New National Allergy Strategy ‘250K’ website for teens and young adults
The 250K website is a hub for the 250,000 young Australians living with severe allergies, developed in response to a national online survey and focus groups sessions with teens and young adults.
Designed by young people for young people, the aim of this innovative website is to provide age-appropriate information and resources in a fun and informative way, to assist young people who are living with severe allergies, and to help them to feel more connected with other teens and young adults going through similar experiences.
A 250K slide set is also available at www.allergy.org.au/schools-childcare#slides, that schools can access to help increase awareness about severe allergies. To access the website go to www.250K.org.au
Recent Australian studies have found that almost 1 in 10 children have food sensitivities early in life.
Many allergists, immunologists, families, health professionals and stackholders such as Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia have met to bring this issue to the forefront as a National health issue. We hope to bring better understanding of the problem to governments and health officials so that families get the best and most appropriate care. The next summit will be held in Sydney on the 7th August 2015.