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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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Help shape Australia's healthcare for the better — become a member today and be a highly valued partner in the effort to make the consumer perspective a priority.

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  •   Alerts to free supporter network events, webinars and resources
  •   Health Update — CHF's exclusive members' fortnightly e-newsletter
  •   Alerts to Consumer Representative Vacancies and CHF Consultations
  •   Access to CHF policy submissions, information and project reports

Consumers as leaders in health care


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.

Upcoming Events

The Consumer 101 workshop is the first in the YHF Master Class Series. This foundational class will provide young people (18-30) with an understanding of: the role of health consumer advocates the rights of consumer advocates and health consumers in general who the major players are in the health...
The Safe Storytelling workshop is the second in the YHF Master Class Series. This master class will give young people (18-30) the tools they need to share their lived experiences with peers, organisations and other stakeholders in a safe and respectful manner. This is an issue that often comes up...


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Australia's Health Panel is a CHF project that adds your voice to the national conversation on health policy through timely and high quality surveys.

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What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications

Consumers Health Forum, the peak body representing Australian health consumers, acknowledges the government’s efforts to strengthen Medicare and primary care but says there is a long way to go before true health system transformation. “This is the budget we were expecting but perhaps not the one we...
CHF’s Youth Health Forum (YHF) has applauded a range of Budget initiatives that address many of the concerns of young health consumers. The YHF particularly welcomed the recognition of climate change as a health issue, adding that it was important that young voices were heard when establishing and...