A national Youth Health Forum has issued a call to action, pressing for more effective services focused on the specific needs of young Australians, particularly in mental health. In a statement released today, 15 November, the Youth Health Forum has proposed immediate steps to strengthen the voice...
Consumer-driven and translational research has been identified as one of the top priorities for Australian medical researchers, an innovation that the Consumers Health Forum heartily welcomes as a breakthrough for the health system. This step forward, announced in the Medical Research Future Fund’s...
The Consumers Health Forum has welcomed the Government’s proposed further reforms to the My Health Record legislation but has called for an extension of next week’s deadline for the full-scale introduction of MHR to give time for debate and settle the significant issues affecting public support of...
The poor diet of many Australians, beginning in childhood, as revealed in a new official report, underlines the need for concerted national action on obesity, the Consumers Health Forum, said today. The report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released today shows that Australians...
The release of the report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s inquiry into the My Health Record system highlights again that consumer knowledge, trust and confidence is essential for My Health Record (MHR) to move forward. The potential benefits remain and much of the policy to...
The long-awaited announcement today of the gold, silver, bronze and basic classification for private health insurance products for hospital services should provide greater certainty for consumers and make it simpler to understand what they are covered for in each category. “CHF has long argued for...
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia welcomes Health Minister Greg Hunt’s apology to women who have been severely adversely impacted by transvaginal mesh implants. “The apology from Minister Hunt to the women who have been injured and had serious and long-term adverse impacts having transvaginal...
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) welcomes the announcement of a Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health by Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and urges the Government to work with the Productivity Commission to appoint a Consumer Commissioner to...
Health apps available on smart phones should be subject to an authoritative regulatory system that rates them for efficacy, according to an overwhelming majority of respondents to a survey conducted by the Consumers Health Forum through Australia’s Health Panel. The survey found that almost 90...
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has welcomed Prime Minister Morrison’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Our response to the Government’s consultation on the scope of the inquiry said that the adequacy and quality of health services in residential...

Pages