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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 thousands of Australians who have faced high out of pocket medical bills now have a chance to make a difference by sharing their story. With the issue of these costs now the subject of an investigation by an expert Government committee, the Consumers Health Forum is launching the Out of Pocket...
The rising use of superannuation funds to meet high medical bills is a disturbing sign of the deepening impact out of pocket medical costs are having in Australia, the Consumers Health Forum says. “That an increasing number of people are having to dip into their super early to ensure they can get...


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  •   healthUPdate — CHF's exclusive monthly e-newsletter
  •  Consumer Representative Vacancies
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Upcoming Events

Presented in partnership with the George Institute for Global Health, and sponsored by the Australian Digital Health Agency this roundtable will provide an opportunity for the consumer perspective on digital health to be aired and to hear of latest developments on the roll-out of My Health Record.

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