Labor commits $2.1 million to fund arthritis educators

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.