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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 risks of over-diagnosis which may lead to more harm than good underline the need for patients to discuss treatment decisions with their doctor to ensure they are well-informed, the Consumers Health Forum says. CHF has joined other health organisations in endorsing the Wiser Healthcare...
The transformation of big health funds into for-profit business enterprises sheltered by significant government subsidy and regulations has failed to prompt a complementary response from federal governments, Coalition or Labor, to even the playing field for consumers.

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Help shape Australia's healthcare for the better — become a highly valued partner in the effort to make the consumer perspective a priority for decision makers.

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

Upcoming Events

A draft report outlining options for reform of the Accreditation System within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions will be publicly released in early September 2017.  It follows from stakeholder consultation and analysis of submissions to the Discussion Paper....
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) are pleased to present the second workshop in our 2017 Partnering with Consumers Series - Consumers as Agents of Change. This workshop will examine how consumers have been able to...

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