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. The emergence of consumer-centred care, place-based health and improved technology or ehealth services creates a new role for consumers as partners in health care planning, delivery and evaluation. Therefore, it is timely for CHF, the peak health consumer body in Australia, to review its Consumer Representative Program in the light of this emerging and changing health system and role of consumers and make decisions about the role and function of this Program going forward.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Consumers Health Forum