Mark Metherell, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia's (CHF) Communications Manager kicks off the OurHealth blog with an inside look into last month's out of pocket cost campaign launched by CHF. Metherell sheds light on the compelling reasons that led CHF to raise awareness and call for action on out of pocket costs. Why is this an important issue? What's the affect on health and wellbeing? What was the media reaction?
Stark evidence about the need to address health inequalities is revealed in the latest report from the National Health Performance Authority, according to Carol Bennett, CEO of the Consumers Health Forum. In this article published on Croakey today, she suggests that the report’s findings add weight to arguments for a greater focus on strengthening primary healthcare.
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