This project aimed to provide consumer input to the Review of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Australia. Consumers recognise the importance of having HTA processes that expedite Australians’ access to safe, high quality health technology; are economically sustainable; and protect the Australian public through robust event reporting and post-marketing surveillance.
2008 - 2010
Chronic conditions can affect anyone, but disproportionately affect disadvantaged members of our communities, which heightens health inequalities already experienced in Australia. Consumers with chronic conditions may find themselves needing to forgo basic services and needs, such as heating, food and medicines, in order to pay for the substantial out of pocket costs of their health care.
2008 - 09
This project involved consumer networks in the implementation of the Intergovernmental Agreement for a National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for Health Professionals, which has significant implications for improved safety and quality for consumers. CHF has been involved in workforce issues since its inception in 1987.
2007 - 08
This project involved consumer networks in improving safety and quality in health care and has been developed by CHF following discussions with the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission).
2006 - 2008
The involvement of health consumers in the implementation and monitoring of these reforms is essential if they are to deliver better health outcomes for all Australians
2004 - 2008

CHF has made a major contribution to the understanding of e-health for consumer networks and promoted informed debate on key e-health issues through its 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2006-08 e-health projects.

From CHF work to date, it is clear that consumers value opportunities to use e-health...

2000 - 12
CHF began working in collaboration with NPS: Better Choices, Better Health (NPS) in 2000 to provide a consumer perspective on issues relating to the quality use of medicines (QUM).
1 June 2021

The Steering Committee to develop the CHF Election Platform

Applications for positions on this committee have now closed. 


The next federal election is likely to be held in late 2021 or in the first half of 2022. Therefore, over the next few months, CHF will...

1 August 2021

Mental Health Consumer Special Interest Group: Call for members

Thank you for your interest - applications for the Mental Health SIG have now closed.


  • Are you a mental health consumer or carer of a mental health consumer with strong
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