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Community, Health

Disability, Mental Health and Carers: National Disability Conference Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Department of Social Services

Grant Background:  The Disability, Mental Health and Carers program provides support and community-based initiatives for people with disability or mental illness and for carers so they can develop their capabilities and actively participate in community and economic life.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants to conference organisers to help people with disability participate in nationally-focused, disability-related, conferences held in Australia.

Grants will support eligible conference organisers to provide accessibility measures that will maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conference.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity that are expected to be achieved by funding conference organisers are:

  • people with disability are provided with greater opportunities to participate in all areas of Australian life by assisting them and their carers with the costs of attending disability related conferences that might otherwise be inaccessible to them
  • greater participation and inclusion of people with disability at nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.

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Health

Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background: This grant opportunity will use sport and physical activity projects to address inclusion issues for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and seeks to enhance wellbeing and instill a sense of community belonging.

Using sport and physical activity, the grant opportunity aims to contribute to the building of resilient, cohesive and harmonious communities to ensure that individuals, families and communities have the opportunity to thrive and have the capacity to respond to emerging needs and challenges.

The grant opportunity will target the following community groups to engage in sport and physical activity projects:
–  newly arrived migrants and refugees;
–  women;
–  people with a physical or mental disability; and
–  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:
–  increase the participation of vulnerable, disadvantaged individuals and families from targeted community groups in sport and physical activity;
–  increase community pride and connection within targeted community groups; and
–  increase the range of flexible, community based, participation opportunities available.

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Health

National Women’s Health Strategy and National Men’s Health Strategy – Health Promotion

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  As an initial contribution to implementing both the National Women’s Strategy and the National Men’s Strategy, the Australian Government’s health promotion grants program, will provide an opportunity for tailoring and extending national public awareness and health promotion initiatives in local and regional communities.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support innovative approaches to trialling and evaluating local, regional, state wide or national health promotion initiatives focussing on improving health literacy, reducing risk and improving health and wellbeing within priority population groups (as identified in each Strategy). Priority will be given to initiatives that target populations to address clear unmet health and wellbeing needs.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • improved health literacy among priority population groups, including increased understanding of risk and opportunities for improving health; and
  • increased understanding of mechanisms to improve health literacy among priority population groups, based on evaluation of projects.

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Children & Youth, Health

Child & Youth Health

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The Child and Youth Health grant opportunity was announced as part of the launch of the National Action Plan for the Health of Children and Young People 2020-2030 (the Action Plan).

The Action Plan provides a roadmap to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australian children and young people. It is intended to guide collaborative approaches under the following priority areas:

  1. improving health equity across populations;
    2. empowering parents and caregivers to maximise healthy development;
    3. tackling mental health and risky behaviours;
    4. addressing chronic conditions and preventive health; and
    5. strengthening the workforce.

There is a total of $2 million over four years from 2019-20 for the Child and Youth Health Grant Opportunity, covering two parts:

  • Part A: Program implementation ($1.5 million over four years from 2019-20); and
  • Part B: Health professionals’ education and awareness-raising activities ($0.5 million over four years from 2019-20).

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Health Professional Awareness and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to develop and deliver training and education for health professionals, in relation to the treatment of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The grant strongly aligns with the priorities and actions outlined in the National Strategic Action Plan for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (the Action Plan), launched by the Australian Government in March 2019.

The Action Plan is a nationally co-ordinated effort to address the effective care and management for people living with IBD in Australia. It focuses on actions that can bring tangible benefits to people’s individual care; reduce the burden of disease; and improve the care and quality of life for the people living with IBD and the community.

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Health

Arthritis – Health Professional Education and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to enable the development and delivery of arthritis diagnosis, management and care training and educational resources for health professionals. The grant opportunity will also look to increase health professional’s capacity and knowledge of arthritis diagnosis, management and treatment, ensuring the delivery of high-value arthritis care.

This includes:

  • Drive early diagnosis and intervention for children and adults with inflammatory arthritis.
    • Increase the uptake of effective lifestyle and self-management interventions for people with arthritis.
    • Establish and promote guidelines and systems, including the promotion of the recently revised RACGP Guidelines for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis.
    • Develop and deliver information, training and education to upskill health professionals and relevant non-health professionals to deliver appropriate management of arthritis care.

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Arthritis – Consumer Awareness and Education

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to ensure those affected by arthritis, their families/carers and the wider population have access to a broad range of evidence-based education resources, care and support options.

This includes:

  • developing and disseminating new consumer information, tools and resources for target populations to address identified gaps and unmet needs;
  • developing and disseminating consumer-focused guides or standards of care for people with arthritis so they know what care they should receive; and
  • developing information and education resources and health services that are culturally appropriate and address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

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Health

Macular Disease – Health Professional Education and Training

Funder:  Federal – Health 

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to facilitate the development and delivery of macular disease diagnosis, management and care education and training resources for health professionals.

The overall objective of this grant opportunity is to develop nationally consistent education and training programs for health professionals to deliver appropriate management and care for people with macular disease.

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Health

Osteoporosis Consumer Awareness

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve the wellbeing of people with osteoporosis by increasing the availability of evidence-based information and to improve awareness and understanding in the community about osteoporosis and early symptoms.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to increase consumer awareness of osteoporosis and the importance of bone health in line with the priorities in the Action Plan. This includes increasing awareness and education of osteoporosis, with a focus on early prevention.

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Health

Lung Conditions Population Groups at Risk

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  The purpose of the grant opportunity is to improve awareness and understanding of lung conditions for population groups considered to be at an ‘increased risk’ of experiencing poor lung health in Australia. These include, but not limited to: asthmatics, those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cystic fibrosis, smokers, people with allergies, people exposed to asbestos and/or inflammatory pollutants (i.e. those in occupations such as mining, manufacturing, engineered stone working and building).

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to support a number of recommended activities from the Action Plan, including:

  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns to improve knowledge of occupational hazards that affect the lungs and to promote safe workplaces;
  • Delivering education to parents, carers and health professionals to address chronic cough, particularly in high risk populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; and
  • Delivering awareness and education campaigns on the benefits of immunisation to increase uptake in high-risk populations.

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