- About the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc
- Mission and Purpose
- Programs and Services
- Contact Details
Founded in January 1994, the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and educates eczema sufferers and carers, along with the wider community, in all aspects of eczema and its impact. The EAA is a valuable source of knowledge and advice on a wide range of issues associated with the management and treatment of eczema.
Their Mission Improving life for those involved with eczema, through community representation and education. Their Purpose As well as supporting and educating eczema sufferers, their carers and the wider community, the EAA also aims to:
- greatly increase public awareness of eczema
- ensure the improved treatment of sufferers and carers in public situations
- improve and broaden the availability of medical treatments and supplies for eczema sufferers
- to maintain links with medical professionals to ensure continuance of up-to-date information
- to conduct specialised research into the causes and effects of eczema.
Programs and services provided include:
- Quarterly newsletter – offering valuable tips and information about how to best manage and treat eczema, including an update on the newest treatments available.
- Free product samples – distributed with the quarterly newsletter and upon individual request.
- Social register – for people with eczema and their carers to make contact with others for the purpose of peer support.
- Consumer and Carer Voice Register – members of the EAA available for media interview and promotional testimonial.
- Information sheets – covering a wide range of topics, including risk factors associated with eczema and the management and treatment of different types of eczema.
- Health services directory – list of Australasia’s leading health professionals including dermatologists and natural therapists.
- Education – a range of publications made available on the website including a reading list (clinical studies, national and international articles about the management and treatment of eczema).
- Support Services – access to people experienced in counselling and support of people with eczema and their carers.
- Promotion – awareness campaigns and events are organised throughout the year including Eczema Awareness Week and attendance at various allergy and health-related shows and expos.
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