Macular Disease Foundation
Australia is committed to reducing the incidence and impact of macular disease
in Australia through education and awareness programs, research, provision of
support services and representing the best interests of the macular disease
The Foundation is a national charity providing information, guidance
and support on prevention, early detection, treatment and rehabilitation. The
Foundation is the voice of the macular disease community, building healthy
communities through the development of effective public policy, a sound
knowledge base and strong relationships and partnerships.
The Foundation’s work
encompasses macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions
and a range of other macular diseases.
The Macular Disease Foundation Australia's Board, Committees State Chairs, members, staff and volunteers have common shared values and commitments towards people with macular diseases and these commitments underpin the Foundation's Strategic Plan. These common values are:
Integrity - trustworthiness, honesty, loyalty, reliability and the highest standard of ethical behaviour in an environment of total quality care.
Competency - focus on effective, appropriate, high-quality care in the advocacy for and administration of services for people with macular diseases, their families and carers.
The Foundation's work as a charity aims to meet the real needs of the people it represents and as such operates in the best interest of its client; the macular disease community. It engages and depends upon the active support of volunteers, individuals and organisations and is guided by the following principles:
Investment - The Foundation invests in the future by using resources and knowledge to improve the future of the macular disease community and in undertaking this task, is committed to strengthening the Foundation, the people and practices.
Acceptance - The Foundation values and celebrates diversity in the membership and in activities. It provides guidance and support for all people with macular diseases, their families and carers in a non-discriminatory, ethical manner.
Appreciation - The Foundation appreciates the contribution of governments, volunteers, advocates, other non-government organisations, staff and others both within and outside the organisation who work for the common good of the macular disease community.
Partnerships - The Foundation will value, support and work with all partners including the medical profession, corporate and allied health care professionals in order to improve the quality of life of all people with macular diseases.