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...
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...
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
CHF received funding from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to facilitate consumer input to the national eHealth record. The aim of this project was to support health consumers and other community members engagement in the implementation of personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR), and to keep them informed about the progress of the program.
CHF began working with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in August 2012 to build and sustain effective community engagement with health practitioner regulation and the National Scheme.
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