Helping children with chronic illness and disability live their best lives


The Kids to Adults: Chronic Illness Alliance (K2A Alliance) is an Australian network of researchers, clinicians and advocates with a shared vision: to improve the clinical care and quality of life of children, adolescents and young adults living with a chronic illness or disability.

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More than 1.2 million Australian children live with chronic illness. These children and their families face many problems every day - poor physical health and school achievement, disrupted social networks, significant distress and financial toxicity.

What our Alliance will achieve

  • New research driven by children and families

  • Reduced burden and variance in care

  • Cost-effective models of care to improve outcomes

  • Children who achieving their academic potential

  • Resilient and well-informed families

  • Active and engaged government and policy partners

WHO we are

The K2A Alliance brings together more than 20 world leading researchers and clinicians from Australia’s child health research community.

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By acting now, we can change the lives of the 1 in 5 children in Australia with chronic illness: we can help them realise their personal potential and advance the future of Australia.