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CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues.

We work to achieve safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.

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A voice for health consumers
Making sure consumers are part of the health conversation as effective advocates and leaders.
Improving the quality of health services
Working with health and social support systems to implement consumer-centred reforms that make the right kind of difference.
Influencing policy
Advocating consumer-centred health care to governments, health and social support systems.

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The latest news, blogs and publications from CHF

At the Colloquium
Bring more than 60 consumer advocates and stakeholders with an interest in supporting consumer leadership from all around Australia together and what do you hear? We need to ‘get it together’ more, was the overarching message. And ‘getting it together’ can come in a variety of ways, whether by...
Consumers need responsive community health services which embrace mental health services designed with consumers, not more reviews. “The announcement of yet another review into how best to deliver mental health announced yesterday risks further delay to real, concerted action,” says the CEO of the...


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Member benefits

  •   healthUPdate — CHF's exclusive monthly e-newsletter
  •  Consumer Representative Vacancies
  •  Latest CHF Consultations
  •  Current committees & Vacancies

Upcoming Events

NPS MedicineWise is inviting people to attend at no cost the inaugural Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting in Melbourne on Thursday, 4 May 2017. The meeting will: Showcase the progress of Choosing Wisely Australia in the two years since launch, including measures of success and impact Offer...
It is thought that about 1 in 10 diagnoses made by doctors is incorrect . Improving diagnosis is a patient safety imperative that requires a team effort. This conference will bring together world leaders in diagnostic error, the safety sciences, health IT, medical indemnity providers and clinicians...

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