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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.

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  •   Alerts to free supporter network events, webinars and resources
  •   Health Update — CHF's exclusive members' fortnightly e-newsletter
  •   Alerts to Consumer Representative Vacancies and CHF Consultations
  •   Access to CHF policy submissions, information and project reports

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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 31 st January 12.30 AEDT Electronic Prescriptions: a secure and convenient alternative to paper prescriptions An electronic prescription is a digital form of a paper prescription. It is a safe, convenient and secure option that you can choose for any of your medicines. Electronic...
Wednesday 8 th February 12.30 AEDT My Health Record: Take control of your health information My Health Record is a safe and secure place where your key health information can be kept. You decide what is in your record and who can access it – putting you in control. Best of all, your record is...


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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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The latest news, blogs and publications

More than anything else, health consumers want access to more bulk-billing GPs, according to a new survey by Australia’s peak health consumer body, Consumers Health Forum (CHF). The survey asked CHF members, who include the nation’s leading health advocacy groups, what were the five top changes...
Consumers Health Forum, the peak body representing Australian health consumers, acknowledges the government’s efforts to strengthen Medicare and primary care but says there is a long way to go before true health system transformation. “This is the budget we were expecting but perhaps not the one we...