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...
COVID and a social prescription for change The Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association has just published a detailed and thought-provoking report on how we can turn the experiences of COVID-19 into opportunities for change. The report captures the mood for change. As it happens, this re-...
Let’s get it together on protection for all Migrants represent much of Australia’s present and future vitality yet right now bear a disproportionate burden of the COVID pandemic. It’s a disturbing reality that many migrants are not on an equal footing with other Australians when it comes to...
Coronavirus exposes importance of health literacy We urgently need to see in Australia an effective national program to improve health literacy among low socio-economic and people from non-English speaking backgrounds. In the face of the current coronavirus crisis, never has the health literacy of...
The call of Uluru - nothing about us without us The phrase "Nothing about us, without us," referred to recently in our Not Going Viral webinar with Deputy Chief Medical Officers; Professor Michael Kidd and Dr Nick Coatsworth, goes back several decades and conveys the right of health consumers to be...
COVID-19 Roadmap urges value-led recovery Australia’s eight leading universities have joined to produce the COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery. A Report for the Nation, an impressive document both in scope and detail. This month's Consumer's Shaping Health looks at the persuasive mix of values and valid...
Telehealth and dealing with the downside Telehealth services were introduced this week to combat the spread of COVID-19, but how do we manage the lack of face-to-face interaction in this brave new world? view the newsletter
How an epidemic may spur us towards healthy reforms Concern about what additional burdens the spread of Covid19 might put on hospitals in Australia will further aggravate existing pressures on the health system. Coronavirus - where to get the best health information Most Common compliants against...

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