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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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  • Alerts to free supporter network events
  • Free webinars, downloadable tools and resources
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  • Alerts to Consumer Representative Vacancies
  • Latest CHF Consultations
  • Access to CHF position statements, the annual budget submission, policy submissions, information papers and project reports

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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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

Australians should not lose sight of the great potential benefits of the My Health Record in the current debate about the provisions for opting out of My Health Record. “There may well be issues of real concern about the privacy and security of MHR and these must be resolved if the development is...
Lifting the single Newstart payment by $75 a week would yield widespread health benefits for disadvantaged Australians, and the evidence supporting such a move is contained in the Government’s own publication, Australia’s health 2018 , the Consumers Health Forum said today. “We support the ACOSS...

Upcoming Events

The Inaugural Youth Health Forum will bring together a group of young people aged 16 - 30 to share their views on the Australian health and social care system on 18-19 September 2018 The forum will provide these youth with an opportunity to: discuss and better understand the health and social care...
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health welcomes hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane for the 42nd World Hospital Congress, 10-12 October 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Australia . The World Hospital...

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