Now is the time for a National Food Allergy Action Plan.
The National Food Allergy Action Plan is a framework to guide future policy actions for reducing the impact of food allergy and improving the quality of life for Canadians living with this medical condition.
The plan is a collaborative effort between Food Allergy Canada and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI). It was officially released in Ottawa on Parliament Hill on May 28, 2019 as a part of our advocacy day with government.
This important work started in 2018 with the EpiPen® supply interruptions, as that highlighted the need for change to help ensure Canadians with food allergy have access to life-saving medication. It also highlighted other key gaps in self-management. We broadened the scope beyond access to epinephrine to look at all areas needed to improve the quality of life for Canadians impacted and to reduce the incidence and risk of food allergy.
Specifically, the National Food Allergy Action Plan focuses on greater support in the areas of prevention, management, treatment, and broad-based community and food system support.
The launch of this action plan is the first step in making food allergy a public health priority and driving real change. Look out for future updates on how you can become more involved.
The mission of this plan is to help Canadians with food allergy live safely and confidently & advance prevention, diagnosis and treatment of food allergy.
Read the full plan and provide your feedback!
Watch our video showing the patient’s perspective on what it’s like to live with this medical condition.
A big thank you to those who participated in this video and so openly shared their stories.
Campaign toolkit to come
Stay tuned! We will be taking the National Food Allergy Action Plan to the next federal election. Please watch for our campaign tool kit in the coming weeks to become more involved.