5 June 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

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 informed and to have a say in their health care.

These words are also particularly applicable when thinking about another foundational issue: Parliament’s response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. At this time when we mark the third anniversary of the creation of the Uluru Statement calling for First Nations Peoples to have a voice in the Australian Constitution about laws affecting their lives. 

This month's Consumer's Shaping Health asks whether reform is possible with the formal creation of the National Cabinet to replace the Council of Australian Governments. 

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27 May 2020 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum
14 May 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

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 data to guide our exit from the pandemic. Also the May edition of Health Voices

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8 May 2020 Health Voices
Consumers Health Forum

In this issue of Health Voices leading health leaders and consumers reflect on how the pro-wellness policies are paying off in the fight against the virus.

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3 April 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

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?


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22 March 2020 Youth healthUPdate
Carolyn Thompson

The Youth healthUpdate newsletter for March 2020 covers:

  • RSVP for the Youth Health Forum Roundtable in Melbourne on 30 June 2020 to discuss Youth Pathways into Services
  • Information about CHF's webinar about the AIHW's National Health Information Strategy on 17 March 2020 and CHF's Shifting Gears Conference in September 2020.
  • Application information for opportunities with the headspace Visible project and NPS MedicinesWise Consumer Advisory Group.


11 March 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

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 five health professions revealed
  • Preventing harm from overdiagnosis
  • Consumer anxiety about climate health
  • Social prescribing roundtable report

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3 March 2020 Fact Sheets