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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.

Vision and Mission

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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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  • Access to CHF position statements, the annual budget submission, policy submissions, information papers and project reports

The Australian and New Zealand
Consumer Experience and Leadership in Healthcare
Virtual Summit

Australasia’s inaugural consumer health summit will put this high impact event in reach of a wider audience within Australia, New Zealand and worldwide with a post-COVID virtual format. 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 CHF project that adds your voice to the national conversation on health policy through timely and high quality surveys.

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What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications from CHF

The report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System aligns in many ways with the recent report of the Productivity Commission, strengthening the impetus for more effective and equitable care and support Australia-wide, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia says. “The Victorian...
Health concession cards to help young people afford health care is one of several steps urged by a report for the Youth Health Forum which has found the challenges facing young Australians include that nearly half experience high psychological stress and cost barriers to care. The report Life...

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

Logo for the CHF Summit 2021 Virtual Summit 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...
Presentation and panel discussion featuring the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce What are “living guidelines” and how are consumers involved? An information and discussion webinar #CHF Talks webinar series The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce brings together 32 peak health...