Polio Australia is committed to standardising quality polio information and service provision across Australia for polio survivors. Polio Australia’s Vision is that all polio survivors in Australia have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed life choices.
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All polio survivors in Australia have access to appropriate health care and the support required to maintain independence and make informed life choices.
Polio Australia is committed to standardising quality polio information and service provision across Australia for polio survivors.
As the national peak body, Polio Australia represents the needs of the post-polio community and works with passion and professionalism to educate, advocate and achieve recognition for polio survivors.
Our objectives for 2015-2018
Objective One: Education
Promoting enhanced knowledge and management of the Late Effects of Polio across the Health and Community sectors.
Objective Two: Advocacy
Lobbying and advocating for recognition of and appropriate service provision for Australia’s polio survivors.
Objective Three: Capacity Building / Resources
Building resources—financial and human.
Objective Four: Visibility
Creating positive visibility in the community.
Objective Five: Partnership Development
Enhance external and internal relationships for mutually beneficial outcomes.
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The Polio Australia Constitution was first adopted on 6 August 2008. Following a review of operations by the Polio Australia Board in 2014/2015, the members adopted a revised Constitution on 4 September 2015.
The Objects of Polio Australia are:
- Educate and inform polio survivors, their families and carers, and the community at large about the late effects of polio.
- Provide information, education and training to General Practitioners and a range of medical specialists and other health professionals to improve the diagnosis and management of the late effects of polio.
- Facilitate the provision of appropriate and consistent health, disability and aged care support services across all states and territories to improve the treatment and management of the late effects of polio.
- Provide outreach to culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander polio survivors to ensure their diverse needs are being met in a culturally appropriate way.
- Advise governments on policy development and programs in relation to the late effects of polio.
- Stimulate research into the late effects of polio.
- Assist the state Networks to support polio survivors and their families, friends and carers at the local level.
- Facilitate and encourage the co-ordination and further development of activities within and between the state Networks.
- Support and promote polio immunisation at a national level, and provide assistance to the state Networks to do so at the local level.
Polio Australia is a non-profit incorporated organisation and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission as a Health Promotion Charity. Polio Australia is also endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), making all Australian donations over $2 to us tax deductible.