Lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis

What we do

Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) is committed to improving clinical practice and patient outcomes through its clinical improvement programmes and research with the aim of extending life expectancy from 37 to 50 years by 2025.

Cystic Fibrosis Australia encourages collaboration to ensure the best gains are achieved in the fasted time, knowledge is shared, breakthroughs are celebrated and funds are not wasted through duplication.

CFA collaborates with government entities, health service providers, research groups, NFPs in the health and chronic disease sectors and overseas colleagues and foundations.

Collaboration allows us to be smarter with our research, services and clinical improvement programs but most importantly it delivers better outcomes more quickly for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

CFA is responsible for creating innovative and enduring funding streams, cost and service effective business practices and a positive culture of support, respect and celebration.

We maintain our quest for funding to ensure our research and clinical improvement assets such as the Data Registry, Peer Reviews and Standards of Care continue to thrive and to fulfil our mission to deliver research and information as the peak national body supporting state and territory members with their goals to enhance the quality of life of people affected by CF.

Cystic Fibrosis Australia has established a consistent approach to advocacy across Australia and is now a subject matter expert for government, industry and the media. CFA also supports state and territory CF bodies who provide valuable services to the CF community.

CFA works tirelessly to raise the profile of cystic fibrosis nationally and takes key messages to government, business and the health and community sectors to ensure these groups to understand and appreciate the challenges people with CF face. These include key issues such as drug affordability and availability, infection control, gene testing and access to the best medical and allied health services.