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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

The poor dental health of too many Australian children and adults and the simple steps we can take to improve it, are highlighted by a world-first national dental report released today. The Consumers Health Forum welcomes Australia’s Oral Health Tracker launched today by the Australian Dental...
The call by the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance for a consumer-centred review of private health insurance is yet further evidence of community frustration with the rising cost and confusion of health insurance, the Consumers Health Forum says. "The Consumers Health Forum has for many months...


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

Upcoming Events

Presented in partnership with the George Institute for Global Health, and sponsored by the Australian Digital Health Agency this roundtable will provide an opportunity for the consumer perspective on digital health to be aired and to hear of latest developments on the roll-out of My Health Record.
Please note: this event will be at 12pm AEST Join the webinar, co-hosted with the AHHA, to hear Chris Pointon talk about the #hellomynameis movement, compassionate care and what this means to patients, carers and health care staff. We're taking questions in advance for this webinar, so if you...

Have a health story to tell?

Patient Opinion is an independent site about your experiences of Australian health services, good or bad. They pass your stories to the right people to make a difference.

Go to patientopinion.org.au