About Consumer Voices

Consumer Voices is the bimonthly e-newsletter for health consumers, members and anyone interested in healthcare planning, policy and research in Australia.

Consumers Health Forum is the only national peak body representing Australian health consumers in healthcare and policy design. CHF’s focus is to set the agenda for a consumer centred health system and advocate for the changes needed to realise that future. 

1 February 2024 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices we: Call for the Australian government to fund CHF to deliver public education on better understanding of how to use all the health services that Medicare provides Share the Federal Budget submission for 2024-23 Summarise a panel discussion at the OECD (...Read more
18 January 2024 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices we: Share opportunities to hear CHF CEO, Elizabeth Deveny, speaking at both locally and internationally in coming weeks Consumer opportunities to get involved in consultations, workshops and apply for positions on committees Showcase CHF media appearances over the...Read more
16 November 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices we: Report on a consumer workshop held in Canberra Invite submissions for the government covid-19 response Share recent webinar replays View the newsletterRead more
2 November 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices we: We announce new Board Directors and share the Annual Report CHF roundtable on MyMedicare Annual Report View the newsletterRead more
20 October 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices we: reflect on the referendum and share in the disppointment with Indigenous leaders and non-Indigenous campaigners that the Voice to Parliament was not passed. share insights from Jean Hailles for Women's Health from their national survey report on changes to the...Read more
5 October 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices we: invite you to a webinar with the Department of Health and Aged Care to talk about 60-day prescribing update you with a webinar replay about MyMedicare Showcase two reports on the welfare of Australians: the Australian welfare report 2023 and an RMIT research...Read more
21 September 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices we: Invite you to a webinar on the introduction of MyMedicare Showcase a set of videos for consumers on what it means to be a consumer advocate Share a webinar replay on the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOS) View the newsletterRead more
4 September 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices: Remember the lagacy of former CHF CEO, Kate Moore Share a link to a webinar on the MRFF Research Plan, a Report from Orygen on climate anxiety and young people, and Share a Report on rural health funding from the National Rural Health Alliance View the newsletterRead more
17 August 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this edition of Consumer Voices: 60-day prescribing limits are passed in parliament, and the first group of carefully chosen medicines will be available consumers from 1 Sept 2023. Yearly doctor visits and trips to the pharmacy every two months are set to bring costs down for people with some...Read more
4 August 2023 — Consumer Voices
In this newsletter we call for nominations for the CHF Board, ask for input into the Draft of the National Consumer Engagement Strategy for Health and Wellbeing and share the National Women's Healthe Advocsory Council survey on the gender bias women face in the healthcare system. Read the newsletterRead more

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