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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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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

Download the report here Australia now has many of the building blocks in place to roll out a digitally enabled health system that could transform care services, an expert report has found. The report, developed after an expert roundtable initiated by the Consumers Health Forum and The George...
This article was first published in Croakey , a social journalism project that enables debate and investigations of health issues and policy. After years of uncertainty about the future of a nationally effective eHealth system, Australia is now preparing for the biggest step yet towards a near-...

Upcoming Events

Are you aged 16 – 30? Have you used or helped someone who regularly uses the health system? Do you have ideas about what should be on the healthcare agenda? Would you like to meet other young people who are interested in having a say in the decisions that affect you? Do you have ideas about how we...
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...

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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.

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