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. The last edition of Consumers Shapinig Health was Febuary 2023

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

13 February 2023
The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report was published by Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler on 3 February. In the February 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we .... discuss initial impressions of the report and open registrations for a briefing for consumers share details...Read more
12 August 2022
What science can tell us about the future of health The value of science was reinforced over the two years of the pandemic as trust spiked and Australians turned to scientists and experts to guide us out of the threat. In the August 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we .... share our...Read more
14 July 2022
Back to the fundamentals What is a wellbeing Budget? Why should we be thinking about more than GDP?" In the July 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we .... Outline CHF's support for the inclusion of long term visionary planning for Australians in the Budget publish short blogs on research...Read more
6 June 2022
In the perfect storm of crises, can the new government bring about the change we seek? Now the Federal Election is over, we can see signs that the incoming Labor Government is wasting little time getting down to business on its election promises. In the June 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health...Read more
11 May 2022
There's still time to talk to candidates about health In the May 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we are .... Doubled down on the call for primary health care reform and the CHF Election Platform shared resources from NPS MedicineWise on anticholinergic medicines and how to ask for a Home...Read more
12 April 2022
Persistence and resolve will get the best reforms In the Apr 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we are .... Making the case for Primary Health Care reform Reminding Australians about the flu season with the Royal College of General Practitioners and Diabetes Australia Showcasing the launch...Read more
8 March 2022
Digital health is about to upend health care – are we ready? In the Mar 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we .... Launched a Whitepaper on Digital Health: Australia's Health Reimaged , the result of a 12-month project with Deloitte, Curtin University and CHF Released a report from the...Read more
11 February 2022
The health budget as a living investment In the Feb 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we .... Announced CHF's pre-budget submission with a wellness and “health in all policies” approach that argues for broad social positives. Update from healthdirect, Australia's free health advice service...Read more
12 December 2021
Covid – the test of a pandemic on our healthcare system In the Dec 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we .... Discuss health communication in the context of the pandemic, and trust in doctors and health care professionals The Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQH...Read more
14 November 2021
The healthy argument on climate change In the Nov 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we .... . A recent Australian Conservation Foundation report estimates the many billions in avoided health costs alone that could be saved in future years Covering COVID: media in the age of the pandemic...Read more