About Consumers Shaping Health

Consumers Shaping Health is a newsletter published by the Consumers Forum of Australia (CHF) for members, consumer representatives and stakeholders in health. It promotes current advocacy work of CHF in its three priority areas: safety and quality in health care; health care for people with chronic conditions; and safe and appropriate use of medicines.

Older issues are available, please contact us if you would like to see a back-issue not listed here.

ISSN 1835-2057 (Print) ISSN 1835-2065 (Online)

7 September 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
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Youth Health Summit a timely forum

In the Sept 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, the increasing pressure on young people from current global issues such as the Covid pandemic and climate change will have long term impacts on their health. Leading mental...Read more

6 August 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
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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...Read more

7 July 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
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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.

11 May 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
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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
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6 April 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
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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)
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9 March 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
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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
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4 February 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
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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
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7 December 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
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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...Read more

9 November 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
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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...Read more

12 October 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
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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...Read more

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