Our Reports

We regularly release reports both on our own and with partners. For access to reports released earlier than available here, please contact us.

19 September 2017 Report
Obesity Policy Coalition

This is a summary of the Tipping the Scales - Australian Obesity Prevention Consensus report that outlines eight actions for the Australian federal government to take, established by a comprehensive consensus process as agreed elements to underpin a national obesity prevention plan. 

19 September 2017 Report
Obesity Policy Coalition

Australia’s health, wellbeing and productivity is being threatened by an epidemic of weight-related illness. Most Australian adults (63.4%) are above a healthy weight with 27.9% obese and 35.5% overweight.

23 August 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum
This is a one-pager that summarises the key points from the full Report, 'Consumer Priorities for a National Health Plan'. '
23 August 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum
This issues paper outlines a consumer perspective on the key design principles and elements which should be incorporated in the four pillars envisaged as part of a national health plan for Australia.
1 June 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum

2016-17 has been a very exciting time for CHF. Read through our report card to find out more about our activities this year.

1 June 2017 Report
Consumers Health Forum

The Consumer Representative Program of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has been in place for many years. It has been the subject of several internal and external reviews and more recently, the Program has been reoriented to be more strategic and focused. At the same time, there has been significant reform in the health system which has implications for the role and voice of consumers.

9 November 2016 Report
Rebecca Randall

The health sector, both in Australia and internationally is increasingly being pushed to do more with less, provide for disparate populations and meet the increasingly complex needs of people who use our health systems.  While the practice of patient centered care has been shown to benefit the health system on a range of levels, from the individual patient to the health system at a macro level, the degree to which this has been implemented by health professions remains unclear.

30 September 2016 Report
Consumers Health Forum
This report includes a summary of findings and an appraisal of existing models used across the world to involve the public in heath technology assessment. It is intended to inform discussions of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce about the ‘improvement of our Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)’ in order to ensure that it is ‘consistent with the latest clinical practice, or the best value healthcare’ . This report focusses on ways of improving the way the public are involved in the process of reviewing MBS Items.
22 September 2016 Report
Consumers Health Forum, AHHA and Workshop Participants

This brief provides recommendations for health service providers including hospitals and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to increase the role of consumers in designing healthcare services. It was put together by Policy Officer Rebecca Randall, following a workshop by AHHA and CHF, 'Consumer Engagement: How can PHNs & LHNs involve consumers in co-creation to improve healthcare?'

2 September 2016 Report
AusBiotech, CHF, Council of Australian Therapeutic Goods Advisory Group, Medicines Australia, NPS MedicineWise, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
This report captures multistakeholder perspectives on the opportunities afforded by biologic and biosimilar medicines in Australia and the key steps required to advance the evolving framework for the introduction and use of these medicines, in alignment with the National Medicines Policy.

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