YOUR NATIONAL STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN FOR RARE DISEASES
Rare Voices Australia (RVA) is the national peak body for Australians living with a rare disease. RVA provides a strong, unified voice to advocate for policy as well as health, disability and other systems that work for people living with a rare disease. Our person-centred focus sees us working with all key stakeholders including governments, key peak bodies, researchers, clinicians and industry. We advocate for the best outcomes for Australians living with a rare disease.
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THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN FOR RARE DISEASES
In 2020, the Minister for Health launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases (the Action Plan).
RVA led the collaborative development of the Action Plan, which has three interrelated Pillars.
Partner with RVA
RVA partners with key stakeholders in a variety of ways. Whether you are leading a rare disease support organisation that is looking to become an RVA Partner, or are a researcher looking to partner with RVA on your latest project, we’re open to hearing from you.
International Rare Disease Day will take place on 28 February 2022. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness among the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on people’s lives. Australia first participated in Rare Disease Day in 2009 and has since hosted many exciting events to raise awareness among the general public.
RVA is leading the collaborative development of the Rare Awareness Rare Education (RARE) Portal for rare diseases. In line with the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases, the portal will be an accessible multi-purpose website containing information and resources for rare diseases that are customised for the Australian context.
RVA Online Education Portal
RVA’s Online Education Portal complements the workshops, webinars and customised mentoring support provided to RVA Partner organisations. Available 24/7, the site will contain a number of open and partner only resources that will be added to over time. Two courses are currently available and open access resources will be added in 2022.