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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.

What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications from CHF

A fresh approach to health care aimed at making traditional clinical relationships --- like those between doctors and patients --- more collaborative will soon begin a national trial in Australia. The Collaborative Pairs program brings health providers and consumers together to develop their skills...
While the COAG health funding arrangements are yet to be agreed by all parties, there is at least a consensus on the importance of a sustainable system that is efficient, focuses on patient-centred care, prevention and better performance driven by data and research, the Consumers Health Forum says...


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Member benefits

  •   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.

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