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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.

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The latest adult obesity figures show that it’s well past time for firmer measures against unhealthy foods that are causing disease and stretching health budgets, the Consumers Health Forum says. Years of public education campaigns have failed to reverse the rise in adult obesity, according to...
In the future, consumers will drive their own healthcare in partnership with clinicians, and it is therefore important to start working  together earlier in the research pipeline.
Medical research may seem remote from day-to-day life despite its potential to transform lives. Consider the constellation of research projects granted funding this month by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The targets for research range across medical science, including predicting...


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