Vale Judy Jacka

1 August 1938 – 1 March 2022 It is with much sadness that the Board of the Jacka Foundation announces the passing of our Founder, Judith Mary Jacka. Judy passed away in the early hours of 1 March 2022 after an illness of some months, followed by a fall. The Board extends our heartfelt condolences […]

Retirement of Founder – Judy Jacka

ANNOUNCEMENT Retirement of Founder – Judy JackaEffective 31st March 2021 On behalf of the Directors, it is with much sadness that I announce the resignation of our Founder, Judith Mary Jacka, from the Board of Jacka Foundation for Natural Therapies. Judy was Vice-Chair from the inception of the Foundation in 2010 and has now chosen to […]

Government submission for the registration of naturopaths and practitioners

Dr Anne-Louise Carlton to prepare a submission to the federal government for the registration of naturopaths and western herbal medicine practitioners.  Dr Carlton has extensive experience in health workforce policy and regulation having been employed in the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services for 25 years. Her roles included developing policy for the registration […]

Donate to the Jacka Foundation

The Foundation is now actively fundraising as it’s terrible having to say no to worthy projects because we don’t have sufficient funds! There are two ways to donate: using the Donate page on our website, or  using the Give Now website – open this link  and type Jacka Foundation into the search box: Any amount, no matter how […]

Introducing the Australian Naturopathic Council

Introducing the Australian Naturopathic Council which was formed in July 2019 as a peak body representing key naturopathic organisations in Australia.  The ANC functions as a coordinating body that presents a united voice on issues affecting the naturopathic profession such as registration, education standards and private health insurance rebates.It is affiliated with the World Naturopathic Federation (see link to the […]

New push for statutory registration of naturopaths and Western herbalists

The Federal government has opened a new pathway for unregistered health professions to apply for statutory regulation. A submission will be prepared by the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH), a non-government, voluntary register that supports government regulation.  ARONAH is currently raising funds to pay for the cost of updating a 2005 research report […]

ARCCIM to receive $370,000 research funding over 5 years

The naturopathy research mentoring program conducted by the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (at University of Technology Sydney) has achieved outstanding results, and consequently the Jacka Foundation will continue to fund it until 2021. In addition, the Foundation has awarded ARCCIM a further $50,000 per year for the period 2017-2021 for research […]

Conferences and Seminars

Online | ESSA/ACSM Exercise is Medicine primary healthcare provider workshops 1-5 Aprl | 29th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference 5-7 April | Doctors for the Environment iDEA 19: Keeping The Lights On 7-11 April | IUHPE 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion 7-10 May | ICCMR International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research(14th International Conference to be held […]

TGA proposes Reforms to the Regulatory Pathway for Complementary Medicines

The TGA is seeking comments from interested parties on a range of reforms to the regulatory framework for complementary medicines in order to address Government-agreed recommendations from the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation. Responses must be submitted by close of business Tuesday, 28 March 2017.