Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ) acts as a statewide, peak health consumer body to provide information and advice from a consumers (patients) perspective to shape health policy, systems and service reform. HCQ supports consumer, community and patient involvement in all aspects and stages of their individual and collective health care journey.
The Health Consumers’ Council’s purpose is to raise awareness of and advocate for health consumer rights in Western Australia.
Health issues Centre is a non-government, health policy/research centre which recommends improvements to the health system from the perspective of consumers. It aims to create a more equitable health care system which is more responsive to users, particularly those who are disadvantaged by current arrangements.
Hepatitis Australia provide a national leadership and advocacy on viral hepatitis. They support partnerships for action to ensure the needs of Australians affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis are met.
The ME/CFS/FM Association - Queensland provides information, support and counselling to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia and their carers, and raises funds for medical research into the illnesses.
Arthritis Victoria has developed highly regarded models of best practice which address the needs of people living with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Multiple Sclerosis Limited
The National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Australia (NAPWA) is the peak national non - government organisation representing people living with HIV/AIDS community based groups in Australia. NAPWA is the only national association advocating and representing specifically on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS, and it ensures that people living with HIV/AIDS are central to the Australian response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
National Heart Foundation of Australia
The National Stroke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the community. We are the voice of stroke in Australia.
Parkinson’s Australia represents over 70000 Australians living with Parkinson’s Disease through advocating their needs and interests to all levels of government. Our member organisations provide direct support to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. We also seek improved funding for services, research and awareness raising to improve the quality of life of these people. Our support group services can be accessed through our website or by calling 1899 644 189.