2021 - current

Join the Project Advisory Committee to develop a guide for consumer representatives

  • Are you a health consumer with strong connections to your community?
  • Have you been a consumer representative or advocate in health care?
  • Would you like to inform and
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Thank you for your interest in contributing to this feedback forum. We have received enough applications to fill the two focus groups and experssions of interest are now closed.

Thousands of Australians use health service organisations every day. While most people experience good health...


On the 14 February 2020 the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) partnered with the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) to deliver a consumer awareness and engagement project as part of the public consultation and development process for the National Health Information...


The Patient Activation in Australians with Chronic Illness Project aimed to get a better understanding of the level of activation of health care consumers with chronic illnesses to ascertain how receptive they might be to models of service delivery that require them to be more involved in their...


In late 2019, the Consumers Health Forum joined with the Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to help raise consumer awareness and understanding about the institute’s significant and long-awaited entry into the gathering of information about primary health care: the National Primary...


In 2018 the Consumers Health Forum was contracted by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for a 12-month consumer engagement project where CHF would provide input, advise and support for a range of TGA activies to enhace health literacy for all Australians.

The first phase of the...


The Consumers Health Forum has commissioned the following resources to support your conversations with consumers about pain management.

  • A set of six storycards using humorous line drawings and trigger questions/statements.
  • A set of key messages relevant to each illustration
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CHF has been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing to consult with our members on the Review of funding Arrangements for Chemotherapy Services. The initiation of the Review followed talks between the Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia over appropriate subsidies for dispensing chemotherapy after the reduction in the PBS subsidy for a key chemotherapy drug, Docetaxel.
2012 - 14
CHF began working with Health Workforce Australia (HWA) in March 2012 to facilitate consumer engagement across a range of HWA projects and support consumer representatives on HWA Project Advisory Groups.
2012 - 13
As part of the Commonwealth Government’s Diagnostic Imaging Quality Program, the Department of Health and Ageing has funded CHF to inform and consult with healthcare consumers about current diagnostic imaging practice.