The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the start of the 1b phase of the COVID vaccination roll out to older people and other vulnerable groups, urging the importance of the need for community patience and two-way communication between health authorities and consumers. The success of Australia’s...
The report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System aligns in many ways with the recent report of the Productivity Commission, strengthening the impetus for more effective and equitable care and support Australia-wide, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia says. “The Victorian...
Health concession cards to help young people afford health care is one of several steps urged by a report for the Youth Health Forum which has found the challenges facing young Australians include that nearly half experience high psychological stress and cost barriers to care. The report Life...
The Federal Government must show it is serious about overhauling the shameful state of aged care by immediately committing to four central challenges: substantially lift funding, establish rigorous quality and safety standards, introduce total system transparency and improve health care. The report...
The Consumers Health Forum says the proposed new JobSeeker rate of just $25 a week extra fails to recognise the economic and health damages that low incomes inflict on people. CHF argues the Government should set the JobSeeker rate at $65 a day. “Australians accepted the good sense of a substantial...
A report on loneliness, an issue which clouds the lives of many Australians and exposes them to increased risk of depression and other illness, has called for a national plan of action to address the often unrecognised condition. Fifteen per cent of Australians were considered to be experiencing...
a girl receives a vaccination
The benefits and safety of COVID-19 vaccines need to be clearly communicated to many diverse communities.
There is no better time than now for the Federal Government to support the development of consumer leadership in the health system, the Consumers Health Forum said today. In its submission for the 2021-22 Federal Budget, CHF has urged Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, to support the establishment of an...
The introduction today of Active Ingredient Prescribing will help clarify consumers’ understanding of the medicines they are prescribed, the Consumers Health Forum says. “This is a welcome advance for patients by focusing, where practical, on the name of the effective ingredient of a medication...
The scale and complexity of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout make it vital that Federal and state governments urgently step-up comprehensive communications to ensure the best possible outcome, the Consumers Health Forum says. CHF has today released its position statement on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout...

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