The fires and drought engulfing Australia have confronted Australians with the dire health consequences of climate change and the imperative for an urgent and credible response, the Consumers Health Forum and Climate and Health Alliance said today. “Millions of people have witnessed the direct...
Better use of existing funding, leveraging digital health, empowering consumers and the workforce are among the keys to thinking and acting differently on medicine safety. These were the themes resonating at a forum of stakeholders representing the breadth of health care, including government and...
The latest report from the Grattan Institute highlights the urgent need for a comprehensive independent review of private health insurance. “We welcome the report from the Grattan Institute as an important contribution to policy debate about how to ensure private health insurance could remain...
MEDIA RELEASE Friday 29 November 2019 Mission Australia’s annual survey report shows that mental health is still the top concern of more than 25,000 young people aged 15 – 19 in Australia. The report highlights that mental health is a broad and overarching outcome of many issues identified by young...
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has partnered with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability to host a roundtable on social prescribing in Australia. Social prescribing centres around health...
A single bundled bill to cover all private hospital costs, including the surgeon’s fee would be a significant step towards clearing a way through the complex, multiple bills that bedevil the private system, the Consumers Health Forum says. The single bill mechanism has been proposed in new report...
MEDIA RELEASE FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019 The Consumers Health Forum has urged the Federal Government to implement an expert recommendation to ease dispensing restrictions and permit consumers to get two months’ supply at a time of common prescribed medicines. Australia’s leading health consumers...
We can do much to improve our own and others’ health by applying lessons from the experiences of our society. For the good of the planet we are urged to “Think globally, act locally”. For our own health we can all benefit if we Think socially, care personally . This is a key theme of the latest...
The nations peak body for Australian healthcare consumers has welcomed the Draft Report released this week by the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health. Leanne Wells, CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia said the wide-sweeping report is detailed and thoughtful, with...
The story of neglect and harm detailed in the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Safety and Quality in Aged Care leaves the Government no choice but to take immediate remedial action the Consumers Health Forum said today. “Everyone who reads the report will be shocked at the scale of the...

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