19 October 2023
Consumers Health Forum

This year has set CHF on an exciting trajectory as we work towards achieving safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.

Securing sustainable funding in May 2023 was the result of an effective pre-Budget campaign which saw more than 6,000 Australians sign a petition asking the newly elected Albanese Government to listen to the voice of health consumers.

Consumers want input into how their health services are designed, and by receiving this four-year funding, CHF will be able to better engage with our members, key stakeholders and consumers before decisions are made. We will also aim to get their grassroots feedback on the implementation of new services or policies which will feed into evaluation, and hopefully, continual improvement.

Annual Report 2022-23

For addtional information, read the Board Communique for December 2023, and the minutes for the Annual General Meeting held on 24 Oct 2023. 

29 November 2022

Annual Report 2021-2022

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The year 2021–22 was significant on several fronts, not just for CHF but the wider health sector. To the relief of everyone in Australia, and beyond, the Covid-19 pandemic began to subside in early 2022 although its impact will be felt for many years to come. In our 2021-22 Annual Report you can read about how CHF played an important role in voicing consumer concerns during the pandemic, as well as contributing to several key initiatives including the Australian Government’s Preventative Health Strategy 2021-2030

7 December 2021
Consumers Health Forum

2020–21 was a year like no other in healthcare. The Covid-19 pandemic put enormous strain on our community, families and friends. It presented challenges to our health system – both public health units, general practice as well as hospitals – and posed challenges to policy-makers. This environment translated into a busy yet and productive time for CHF as we focused on business as usual as well as playing our role in bringing consumers insights to the pandemic response.  The 2020–21 year also saw CHF advise on several national health reform initiatives and reflecting the consumer voice in major events and media commentary.  Read about our year in 2020-2021

9 December 2020
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is committed to serving as advocates in the ongoing development and improvement of Australian health policy and practice. We strive to ensure that we constructively and comprehensively continue to bring consumer insights to national policy discussions and discourse. It became apparent that the consumer voice will be all the more important as we embark on a journey of health policy and service reform that adapts our system to respond to ‘COVID normal’. Read about our year in 2019-2020. 

19 November 2019

Annual Report 2018-19

Consumers Health Forum

CHF’s work each day and each year contributes to achieving our vision for a world class health and social care system centred on consumers and communities. Read about how we worked towards this vision in 2018-2019.

29 November 2018

Annual Report 2017-18

Consumers Health Forum

CHF's 2017-2018 annual report demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring that integrating the experience and insight of consumers into organisational activities is a priority.

8 November 2017

Annual Report 2016-17

Consumers Health Forum

CHF has been active in ensuring that the consumer perspective was included in a wide range of policy deliberations as we work towards a more consumer centred health care system.