1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002   
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Asthma Australia

Asthma Australia is an association of all the Asthma Foundations throughout Australia. The Asthma Foundations provide asthma education, information, research, community advocacy and support to people with asthma and their carers.

Australian Cancer Society

The Australian Cancer Society (ACS) is Australia's peak national cancer control organisation. The Australian Cancer Society brings together Australia's leading State and Territory cancer organisations in a joint commitment to preventing and controlling cancer and providing support for people affected by cancer.

Australian Kidney Foundation

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 and the general community.

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) is a national peak organisation funded by member contributions and DHAC. 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 twelve 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.

National Heart Foundation

The 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.

Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross operates the blood transfusion service in Australia, based on donations from voluntary non-remunerated donors. The majority (98%) of funding is provided by Commonwealth and State Government grants. The cost of providing the service in 1999-2000 was $172.2m. Plasma products are manufactured by CSL Ltd from the plasma from Red Cross donors. These products are distributed free of charge by Red Cross.

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 in regional and remote Australia.

The Mental Health Council of Australia

The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) 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.

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