Labor commits $2.1 million to fund arthritis educators

14th May 2019

Arthritis Australia welcomes the commitment by the Australian Labor Party, if elected, to provide $2.1 million to fund arthritis educators. The commitment is set out in a letter from the Hon Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, to Arthritis Australia.

Letter from the Hon Catherine King to Arthritis Australia

In welcoming the commitment, Arthritis Australia CEO, Mr Andrew Mills, said that this funding will help to improve access to community-based information, education and support for children and adults with arthritis.

The funding aligns with the priorities of the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis and would be in addition to funding committed towards the Action Plan by the current government.

Minister announces $4 million for the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania welcomes the announcement on 27/3/19 from the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, that the Commonwealth Government will invest $4 million towards the National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis. Led by Arthritis Australia in partnership with key consumer and medical groups, the Action Plan outlines key priorities for preventing arthritis, investing in research and improving treatment and support for people living with the condition. For more information click here.

A new pathway for Arthritis: Arthritis Australia launches National Strategic Action Plan

The National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis provides an evidence-informed blueprint to guide national efforts to improve health-related quality of life for people living with arthritis. For more information click here.


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