Diving deep into high level strategy to help consumers get the best from their healthcare In the Oct 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we discuss the high level Policy advocacy positions CHF is taking during Policy and Strategy Reviews for Medicines Policy and for Australia's largest...
Young people incubating ideas for healthy lives In the August 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we announce the successful applicants for the Youth Health Incubator Grants, awarded to young people and youth health organisations with projects designed to help address the “missing middle”...
Collaboration elaboration! In the July 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we announce the commencement of Collaborative Pairs, a consumer leadership program with five pairs from across Australia and New Zealand. Consumer consultation on Primary Health Care reform Webinar on COVID vaccine...
What do we expect and need in this Budget? As this edition of Consumers Shaping Health goes to press, we await the fine detail of what the Federal Budget will bring, particularly for health care. Navigating Telehealth: the Patients’ Perspective The Fourth Atlas of Australian Healthcare Variation...
Summit catches the wave of health consumer power The CHF Summit: Shifting Gears 2021 is over, read more for reviews and links to highlights Ageism in health care - a project by the Older Women’s Network NSW (OWN NSW) and Health Consumers NSW (HCNSW) Join Us - register for people who want to...
Transitions a part of life and health care Three reports on three difficult and different issues that challenge the health system have been released in the last week... ... Royal Commission Report on Aged Care Royal Commision Report into Victoria's Mental Health System Life Transitions and Youth...
Health literacy means alot How health literacy and consumer-centred healthcare plays an important part in any initiative introduced to improve the health of our population ... ... The introduction of Active Ingredient Prescribing The COVID vaccine roll-out and diverse communities CHF Federal Budget...
Consumer report points to attitude sea change The CHF Consumer Commission report, Making Health Better Together not only presents a valuable guide on lessons of the COVID-19 experience, it also points to a deeper shift in thinking on health and social policy in Australia.. ... view the newsletter
How COVID strengthens Shifting Gears CHF was obliged to postpone our Shifting Gears Australasian summit to March 18-19 next year --- and transform it to a virtual event --- because of COVID. Yet the influence of COVID has made our conference theme of consumer leadership and experience and consumers...
A healthy budget that raises hopes for the future There is much to appreciate about the level of support for health in the Federal Budget. The solid funding increases for Medicare, PBS and public hospitals; and the substantial financing of the COVID emergency response and the significant commitment...

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