11 April 2008 Health Voices
Consumers Health Forum

Ethical challenges in Australian health care

2 September 2007 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum
This annual report includes the Chairperson's report from Mitch Messer, CHF highlights for the year, a CHF governance overview, CHF staff, a financial report for the year and appendices regarding CHF key presentations, submissions and publications, CHF members and consumer representatives.
6 February 2007 Archived
Consumers Health Forum
Committee secretariats can often enhance the contribution of a consumer representative on a particular committee by thinking through ways to support his or her involvement. In 2003, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and representatives of committee secretariats developed a checklist for how committees can support consumer representatives as part of a project funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. Although the checklist is not exhaustive, it provides some useful pointers. Small things often make a big difference!
2 February 2007 Archived
Consumers Health Forum
This document highlights some of the key issues for consumers about the advertising of therapeutic products. It will assist consumer representatives and members provide input to the Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority (ANZTPA) on the draft Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Regulatory Scheme (Advertising) Rule 2006. The document draws on the work of the Consumers' Health Forum of Australia (CHF) on Quality Use of Medicines over many years, including community engagement and Consumer Representatives’ meetings. It presents some principles, with rationale, on which a sound regulatory scheme for the advertising of therapeutic products should be based.
6 September 2006 Archived
Consumers Health Forum
It is expected that consumer representatives who nominate for conference organising committees will advocate strongly for health consumers in all aspects of conference planning.
6 September 2006 Archived
Consumers Health Forum

Teleconferencing is a great communication option as it is quick and easy to set up, saves travel time and costs, and enables you to conduct high-quality, reliable meetings over the phone with other stakeholders.

6 September 2006 Archived
Consumers Health Forum

Teleconferencing is a great communication option as it is quick and easy to set up, saves travel time and costs, and enables you to conduct high-quality, reliable meetings over the phone with other stakeholders.

2 September 2006 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum
This annual report includes the Chairperson's report from Mitch Messer, CHF highlights for the year, a CHF governance overview, CHF staff, a financial report for the year and appendices regarding CHF key presentations, submissions and publications, CHF members and consumer representatives.
2 September 2005 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum
This annual report includes the Chairperson's report from Mitch Messer, CHF highlights for the year, a CHF governance overview, a financial report for the year and appendices regarding CHF key submissions, consultations and reports, CHF key presentations, CHF members and consumer representatives.
16 May 2005 Archived
National Health Priority Action Council Consumer Network

The framework is designed to assist individuals and committees involved in consultative and decision-making processes in analysing policies, grant applications and initiatives presented to them for consideration. It has a particular focus on access and disadvantage, setting out a series of steps which can be followed to assess the degree to which a proposal has been designed with the needs of disadvantaged groups and individuals in mind.

The framework provides a useful tool for identifying gaps in the development of programs where the needs of disadvantaged groups might not have received due consideration. It is not designed to measure or evaluate the success of a program in its application.

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