Continence Foundation of Australia Submissions
The Continence Foundation of Australia aims to influence policymakers and impact policies to ensure they consider the needs of people affected by incontinence. Please find following some of our recent submissions.
The Continence Foundation of Australia's 2023-24 Pre-Budget Submission
The Continence Foundation of Australia made a submission to the Federal Government’s 2023-24 budget.
Our submission includes two investment initiatives that will advance and improve access to preventative care and enhance the outcomes for people at risk of, and/or experiencing incontinence.
The first initiative is to progress the objectives of the National Continence Program, and existing activities, to raise awareness, address stigma and discrimination, and provide information and training by developing an Australian Continence Action Plan. The second initiative is to implement a capability building program for general practice to strengthen the capacity of primary health care to meet increasing continence care needs throughout the population.
The Continence Foundation of Australia looks forward to the opportunity to work with the Australian Government to deliver these important initiatives which will enhance improved health outcomes for all Australians.
The Continence Foundation of Australia aims to influence policymakers and impact policies to ensure they consider the needs of people affected by incontinence.
Our advocacy efforts currently focus on the following issues:
- Increasing awareness of incontinence as a significant health issue for many Australians.
- Improving the screening and assessment of incontinence for Australians accessing aged care services and those with disability to ensure their care is safe and effective, individualised and maintains their dignity.
- Improving funding for continence products and assessments to ensure that continence care and incontinence management is safe and effective for older Australians and those with a disability.
- Highlighting the need for education about how to provide safe and effective continence care and incontinence management is included in the foundation courses of all health professionals, allied health workers and personal care workers.
- Improving access to continence assessments that are undertaken by suitably-trained and qualified practitioners.