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.

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.

2 September 2006 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.
2 September 2005 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, a financial report for the year and appendices regarding CHF key submissions, consultations and reports, CHF key presentations, CHF members and consumer representatives.
16 May 2005 Archived
National Health Priority Action Council Consumer Network

The framework is designed to assist individuals and committees involved in consultative and decision-making processes in analysing policies, grant applications and initiatives presented to them for consideration. It has a particular focus on access and disadvantage, setting out a series of steps which can be followed to assess the degree to which a proposal has been designed with the needs of disadvantaged groups and individuals in mind.

The framework provides a useful tool for identifying gaps in the development of programs where the needs of disadvantaged groups might not have received due consideration. It is not designed to measure or evaluate the success of a program in its application.

15 September 2004 Archived
Danielle Gallegos

Food guidelines are sets of rules designed to assist all Australians consume a diet that is conducive to a healthy life. However, given the cultural diversity of Australia, are our food guidelines culturally appropriate? The short answer is no. From the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001 Census we know that 23% of Australians are born overseas, 15% do not speak English at home and 8% practice a religion other than Christianity. The cultural diversity of Australia spans over 200 different cultural backgrounds, 170 languages and 100 different faiths.1 Each group has its own food patterns with extra depths of complexity provided by the migration experience itself, intermarriage, the availability and different status values of foods and the adoption of ‘Australian’ eating patterns. Given this diversity it is perhaps time to consider whether food guidelines are meeting the needs of the whole of the Australian population.

1 September 2004 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum
This annual report includes the Chairperson's report from Mitch Messer, what we do, governance and management, CHF highlights for the year, a CHF governance overview, a financial report for the year and appendices regarding CHF key submissions, consultations and reports, CHF key presentations, CHF members and consumer representatives.
2 September 2003 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum
This annual report includes the Chairperson's report from Mitch Messer, what we do, governance and management, CHF highlights for the year, a CHF governance overview, a financial report for the year and appendices regarding CHF key submissions, consultations and reports, CHF key presentations, CHF members and consumer representatives.
26 May 2003 Archived

The Aim of this Guide is to provide advice to national community organisations, foundations and associations to use when coordinating, planning and conducting workshops with local community organisations on health topics or issues.

Community workshops are a commonly used technique for raising consumer awareness of a health topic or issue, facilitating the learning of new information and skills and encouraging behaviour change.

The Guide provides practical tips and advice on running successful workshops. By this we mean workshops that consumers will enjoy; that will help build the capacity of local communities to deal with health issues; and that will help equip consumers to exercise more control over their own health, make choices conducive to health and cope with illness, injury or disability.

2 September 2002 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum
This annual report includes the Chairperson's report from Lou McCallum, what we do, governance and management, our consumer representatives, and our members. The financial report for the year appeared as a separate document.

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