The consequences of the terrible bushfires which have swept Australia in recent days bring together two systemic challenges impacting on life as we know it: climate change and an outmoded health system. The fires make increasingly urgent the need for remastered health and environment approaches...
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The bushfires ravaging Australia are taking our environmental health challenges into uncertain territory, making it more vital that we are kept up to date about the health consequences and for there to be a proactive, comprehensive plan for prevention and management. Today Australia’s Health Panel...
Australians’ views on the impact of climate change and health will be the subject of a new Australia’s Health Panel survey which launches today. “The survey on climate and health comes at a pivotal time given the bushfires that have hit so many communities hard,” the CEO of the Consumers Health...
Do you have ideas about how we can improve primary health care? If you do, there may be an opportunity --- if you sign up this week --- to have your ideas considered in the development of Federal Government policy. For most Australians, primary health care is our most common contact point with the...
The Medical Costs Finder website launched today is a disappointing first step towards the greater fees transparency so sadly lacking in Australia’s private medical arrangements, the Consumers Health Forum says. “But it is a start and we hope just the first step towards a system in which all doctors...
Consumers as leaders in healthcare will be the central theme of the inaugural Australasian Shifting Gears conference hosted by the Consumers Health Forum in September 2020. The health system is “shifting gears” with consumers demanding and acquiring a greater say in health – their own and society’s...
The fires and drought engulfing Australia have confronted Australians with the dire health consequences of climate change and the imperative for an urgent and credible response, the Consumers Health Forum and Climate and Health Alliance said today. “Millions of people have witnessed the direct...
Better use of existing funding, leveraging digital health, empowering consumers and the workforce are among the keys to thinking and acting differently on medicine safety. These were the themes resonating at a forum of stakeholders representing the breadth of health care, including government and...
The latest report from the Grattan Institute highlights the urgent need for a comprehensive independent review of private health insurance. “We welcome the report from the Grattan Institute as an important contribution to policy debate about how to ensure private health insurance could remain...
MEDIA RELEASE Friday 29 November 2019 Mission Australia’s annual survey report shows that mental health is still the top concern of more than 25,000 young people aged 15 – 19 in Australia. The report highlights that mental health is a broad and overarching outcome of many issues identified by young...

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