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.

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.

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