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This page contains reports and updates about current Chronic Illness Alliance Inc. campaigns and activities.

2017-2018 Annual Report Final

Access to parking at Melbourne’s public hospitals. 

Conducted in 2012, this report is based on a survey of CIA members’ use of public hospital car parking in Melbourne. It demonstrates that some people have difficulty meeting the cost of parking and that it is hard to access parking concessions.

Peer Support for Chronic and Complex Conditions Literature Review

This literature review examines the evidence for the effectiveness of peer support in international literature. It also describes the models of peer support which are used in the English-speaking world.

Policy and epilepsy in Australia

This report was undertaken by the Chronic Illness Alliance on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria. The report discusses the absence of epilepsy in government policies and the implications for people with epilepsy, including the areas of discrimination, employment, welfare and education. The report contains recommendations to redress the imbalance this absence in government policies has created.

Researching the personal impact of epilepsy

This report was undertaken by the Chronic Illness Alliance and the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria.  It is the result of a consultation with people with epilepsy, their families and carers on how research could improve their lives.  People with epilepsy argued they would like research undertaken to inform community awareness programs since community ignorance was a major impediment to their full participation in their communities. The report discusses the social exclusion of people with epilepsy in Australian communities.

Costs of Chronic Illness in Rural and Regional Victoria

This report covers a survey of the health-related costs for households in rural and regional Victoria in 2003. It’s findings suggest that many households where there are members with chronic illnesses live in chronic poverty.

Developing a Shared Definition of Chronic Illness

The aim of this project was to develop a consistent definition of chronic illness among stakeholders in the health system.  The resulting report “Developing a shared definition of Chronic Illness”, was prepared by the Chronic Illness Alliance and Melbourne University’s Department of General Practice.