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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
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Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia is an association of all the Asthma Foundations throughout Australia. It aims to eliminate asthma as a major cause of ill health and disruption within the community. The Asthma Foundations provide asthma education, information, research, community advocacy and support to people with asthma and their carers.

Australian Kidney Foundation

The Australian Kidney Foundation is a national non-profit organisation which raises funds for research aimed at the prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases. Among other activities the Foundation conducts a broad-based education program for patients, potential organ donors, medical practitioners, school students and the general community.

Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross operates a variety of community services including the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products to the Australian community. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is based on donations from voluntary non-remunerated donors and is funded by the Commonwealth Government and state governments, as well as the Australian Red Cross.

Cancer Council Australia

The Cancer Council Australia is Australia's peak non-government national cancer control organisation. The Cancer Council Australia brings together Australia's eight state and territory cancer organisations in a joint commitment to prevent and control cancer, provide support for people affected by cancer and fund cancer research. The Council was formerly known as the Australian Cancer Society.

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) is a national peak organisation funded by member contributions and the DoHA. The strategic direction of the forum is set by voting members which are national, state and local consumer groups. CHF nominates and supports consumer representatives on government, industry and professional committees.

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia is part of a federation of 12 organisations - medical, education, and scientific, research and community based - coordinated and facilitated through the national office in Canberra. It offers personalised and practical assistance to benefit people with diabetes and their carers, and provides a forum for the development of national policies.

Mental Health Council of Australia

The Mental Health Council of Australia is the independent, non-government sector peak body established under the National Mental Health Strategy to represent and promote the interests of the mental health sector and advise on mental health in Australia.

National Heart Foundation

The National Heart Foundation is an independent, Australia-wide, non-profit health organisation funded almost entirely by donations from Australians. The Foundation's purpose is to improve the heart health of Australians, and to reduce disability and death from heart and blood vessel disease, by promoting and conducting research and promoting behaviour beneficial to heart and blood vessel health.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is a not-for-profit charitable service providing aeromedical emergency and primary health care services, together with communication and education assistance to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote Australia.

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