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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 for decision makers.

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The Australian and New Zealand Consumer Experience and Leadership in Healthcare Summit in Sydney at the International Convention Centre.

The CHF Summit: Shifting Gears has been postponed until 18-19 March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closing dates for abstract submissions and registrations have been extended. We look forward to welcoming you to our rescheduled conference in March 2021.

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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.

Join Australia's Health Panel

Australia's Health Panel is a new CHF initiative that helps your voice be heard on the national stage, through timely and high quality surveys.

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What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications from CHF

The Consumers Health Forum has joined a national COVID-19 taskforce aimed at ensuring Australians receive trusted and best possible care during the outbreak. “At a time when the public are exposed to often erroneous claims of cures, it is a great step forward that Australia has established this...
Health funds must level with their members and give specific undertakings now to return the funds they save as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown of elective surgery, the Consumers Health Forum said today. “We welcome the commitment by health funds to reimburse windfall gains to members. Independent...

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


Upcoming Events

Webinar on the National Health Information Strategy. This information event on the National Health Information Strategy was rescheduled to protect the health and safety of the panelists. The webinar will now take place on Fri 24 th April from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. The webinar, rescheduled from March 17...
Logo for the CHF Summit 2021 in Sydney, 18-19 March 2021
Shifting Gears is the first Australian and New Zealand conference focussed on consumer leadership and experience in health care. If you are wondering who should attend check out our conference website . Read all about the Summit, including speakers confirmed so far, draft program and opportunities...