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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.

What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications from CHF

Local communities crying out for more action on mental health, not more reviews Consumers need responsive community health services which embrace mental health services designed with consumers, not more reviews. “The announcement of yet another review into how best to deliver mental health...
The savings to the taxpayer in reducing the cost to Government of prescribed pharmaceuticals has been one of the success stories in health economics in Australia in recent years, yet experts say even more savings may be possible through changes to drug pricing policy, the Consumers Health Forum...


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Member benefits

  •   healthUPdate — CHF's exclusive monthly e-newsletter
  •  Consumer Representative Vacancies
  •  Latest CHF Consultations
  •  Current committees & Vacancies

Upcoming Events

NPS MedicineWise is inviting people to attend at no cost the inaugural Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting in Melbourne on Thursday, 4 May 2017. The meeting will: Showcase the progress of Choosing Wisely Australia in the two years since launch, including measures of success and impact Offer...
It is thought that about 1 in 10 diagnoses made by doctors is incorrect . Improving diagnosis is a patient safety imperative that requires a team effort. This conference will bring together world leaders in diagnostic error, the safety sciences, health IT, medical indemnity providers and clinicians...

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