The theme for 2021 Naidoc Week is Heal Country! - inviting us to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage and respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. The theme reminds us too of the twin...
Proposals for big changes to primary health care have recently been presented to the Government so this week’s #CHF Talks webinar on the subject was timely. The 20 recommendations in the discussion paper of the Ministerial Primary Health Reform Steering Group include extensive options for reform,...
The doubling in Australia’s per person health spending over the next 40 years projected in the Intergenerational Report reinforces the need to act now to counter big drivers in health costs like chronic disease and avoidable hospital admissions, the Consumers Health Forum says. The huge health...
A first of its kind national survey has been launched to Australian consumers this week, garnering insights on consumer perception, uptake and barriers to using virtual health technologies, helping inform future policy and service development.
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The challenges in providing vitally important health care for older and frail people have been amply demonstrated by the Government’s struggle to ensure all residents in aged care homes are vaccinated against COVID-19 in good time. It is not as if the Government is not mindful of the needs for...
New survey findings show a significant number of consumers need to be supported to feel more in control of their health care. The report , commissioned from the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) by NPS MedicineWise, defines and measures health literacy in Australia. It also identifies gaps which are...
The Consumers Health Forum has urged the Federal Government to consider a short pause on the introduction of proposed changes to Medicare benefits in to allow time for a communication and implementation strategy to help consumers and doctors prepare for the changes. Changes to around 900 Medicare...
The power of modern drugs makes it more important than ever that consumers are supported to know and understand their impact. Think of the potency and benefits of opioids, antimicrobials and anti-psychotics, yet all too often they are also associated with harms that could have been avoided. It’s...
The Consumers Health Forum urges the Federal Government to produce a preventive health strategy that reflects the wishes of most Australians for more action on population-wide pro-health measures, including curbs on the promotion and sale of junk food and sugary drinks. The results of a new survey...
The $2.3 billion investment in mental health and suicide prevention is a welcome first step on the road to much needed mental health system reform, the Youth Health Forum says. “It is promising to see a number of the Productivity Commission’s priority recommendations addressed in this budget,” the...

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