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Health Insurance

Health Insurance Commission – the Commonwealth authority responsible for administering health care programmes, including Medicare.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

Medibank Private – government owned private health insurance company.

Hospitals Contribution Fund (HCF) – not-for-profit organisation offering private health insurance for individuals, couples and families.

NIB Health Funds Ltd – includes cover options, benefits, how to make claims, and contacts.

Bupa - Private Health Insurance Provider

Defence Health – private health insurance supplier to the defence force community.

Health Insurance Advisors Australia (HIAA) – established to assist people in being able to understand, manage and choose the most appropriate private health insurance.

Health and Government

Department of Health – responsible for care at the federal government level.

Department of Social Services - responsible for aged care at the federal government level

NSW Health – Department of Health within the New South Wales state government.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Consolidates within a single national organisation the independent functions of research funding and development of advice.

Improving the health of Australians

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Independent health and welfare statistics and information agency in the Commonwealth of Australia's Health and Aged Care portfolio.

CRS Australia – Formerly the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service, CRS is the largest provider of vocational rehabilitation and injury management services in Australia.

Therapeutic Goods Administration – Ensuring the quality, safety and efficacy of therapeutic goods for the Australian community.

Jewish Resources

Gateway - A comprehensive website detailing the range of Aged Care and Health Services available to the NSW Jewish Community.

JewishCare - responding to the needs of older members of the community, people with a disability, families and youth in crisis as well as people with mental health issues

Gift of Life - raising the awareness of the life saving potential of stem cell, bone marrow and cord blood transplants and to increase the representation of Jewish people on the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

Hatzolah - lifesaving medical care during the first critical moments of a medical emergency, whilst catering to the unique needs of the Jewish Community.

Mum for Mums - The National Council for Jewish Women's support program for new mothers.

Camp Sababa - Annual holiday camp for children with a physical disability and/or intellectual disavility.

WEJ - Jewish Australia on the web. Aims to promote the use of the internet as a central location providing information for the Jewish community.

Jewish Ozzies' International Network – Electronic voice of the Australian Jewish Community.

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