The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia.
Organisations such as the Australian College of Nursing, the Consumers Health Forum, Lifeline and the Rural Doctors Association will receive funding through the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme so they can continue to contribute engaged, robust and constructive participation.
Established in 2016, the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme supports a wide range of organisations, and a total of 23 organisations have been provided funding over three years.
This will enable the organisations to play their part in informing the Government’s health agenda through impartial advice, thus contributing to improved health outcomes for Australians.
This can include consulting and sharing information with their members, the wider health sector, the community and the Government, providing sector knowledge and expertise and providing education and training to health practitioners to improve the quality of health services.
These organisations are integral to building a better health care system for the nation.
Their voices are important – and those voices wouldn’t be heard without the funding the Government provides under this program.
Several of these organisations also receive funding to deliver specific health programs under different funding streams. This funding is in addition to the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Programme.
Organisations receiving funding:
Australian College of Nursing $1,125,000
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations $1,125,000
Consumers Health Forum of Australia $1,125,000
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia $652,062
Allied Health Professions Australia $459,075
Asthma Australia $667,851
Australian Association of Practice Managers $622,866
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association $558,300
Continence Foundation of Australia $1,125,000
Haemophilia Foundation Australia $585,000
Heart Support-Australia $819,000
Hepatitis Australia $1,125,000
Lifeline Australia $525,000
Macular Disease Foundation Australia $1,125,000
Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association $537,000
Mental Health Australia $1,650,000
National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS $1,125,000
National Rural Health Alliance $2,910,000
Palliative Care Australia $1,125,000
Public Health Association of Australia $1,125,000
Rural Doctors Association of Australia $1,125,000
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia $1,125,000
Vision 2020 The Right to Sight Australia $1,125,000
Total HPAB funding $23,486,154
Media release available on the Department of Health website