1 September 2008 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, members, consumer representatives, and a financial report for the year.

18 August 2008 Report
Consumers Health Forum

On 27 August 2008, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) held a national consumer representative and stakeholder planning workshop to commence work on its Chronic Conditions Self Management 2008-2010 Project (the project). This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Australian Better Health Initiative.

8 August 2008 Archived
Consumers Health Forum

On 27 August 2008, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) held a national consumer representative and stakeholder planning workshop to commence work on its Chronic Conditions Self Management 2008-2010 Project (the project). This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Australian Better Health Initiative. The workshop was attended by 21 consumer representatives, as well as six stakeholders from a range of organisations with an interest in the area.

13 July 2008 Health Voices Issue
Consumers Health Forum
Reform in Health Care
11 April 2008 Health Voices Issue
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.

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