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...
We find ourselves right now at a pivotal point in the development of Australia’s most important digital health project: The My Health Record. The move of the MHR program towards the “opt out” deadline next week has focused critical scrutiny on issues of access, security and privacy to, and of,...
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...
What does it mean to have a chronic [1] condition? What do the acronyms BAU [2] , CCF [3] or ARP [4] stand for? Would a new migrant understand the term bulk-billed [5] ? Among the many words submitted to the jargon blacklist for Drop the Jargon Day, these terms are often confusing and meaningless...
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...
youth_health_forum_oph-075.jpg With over 50 young people from around Australia arriving in Canberra for this exciting event, CHF’s first Youth Health Forum held on 18 and 19 September, was a huge success. The event brought together youth leaders and nominees of youth and community organisations,...

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