Input from respiratory specialists is being sought on Australia’s first National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions.
Working with support from the Federal Department of Health, the Lung Foundation of Australia (LFA) is working on a national plan that will define the priorities and actions required to improve lung health and reduce the impact of lung disease on individuals, the community and the economy.
An action plan is currently in development in consultation with an Advisory Group and is due for submission in early December.
“It will influence future decision making and resource allocation for the next two to five years to improve the lives of all Australians through better lung health,” the Foundation says.
As part of the consultation process, input is being invited from people with lung conditions and those caring for someone with lung conditions, health professionals, research institutions, peak bodies, government and other relevant organisations.
Lung Foundation Australia is asking people with an interest in lung health to complete a survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W8DG2J9
The survey will close on Sunday 12 August and a summary of the results will be published on LFA’s website.
“This summary, combined with a report on the current state of lung health in Australia, will guide their Advisory Group in the development of a draft framework for the plan. This framework will be released for public comment and the feedback incorporated before a final draft is submitted to the Federal Government,” LFA says.
The action plan Advisory Group includes respiratory physicians Professor Christine Jenkins, Professor Guy Marks, Professor Adam Jaffe (NSW), Associate Professor Sarath Ranganathan, and Professor Graeme Maguire (Victoria).