25 August 2020 Youth Health Update
Carolyn Thompson

The Youth healthUpdate newsletter for July 2020 covers:

  • Announcement of newly appointed Youth Leadership Group.
  • Changes to the YHF event schedule for 2020.
  • Information about opportunities to be part of the Consumer Advisory Group for the Diploma of Nursing, panellists for the NPS MedicineWise's webinar on asthma, contribute consumer perspectives in the development of diabetes living clinical practice guidelines, and a study on nutrition care preferences in a general practice setting. 
7 August 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Let’s get it together on protection for all

Migrants represent much of Australia’s present and future vitality yet right now bear a disproportionate burden of the COVID pandemic. It’s a disturbing reality that many migrants are not on an equal footing with other Australians when it comes to responding to coronavirus.

For reasons such as language barriers and socio-ecoomic circumstances, Australia’s migrant people are at greater risk of contracting COVID. Many work in exposed jobs and/or fail to hear how they can avoid infection and get the right medical advice.

Their plight highlights the crucial role both equity of access to health care and health literacy play ...

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28 July 2020 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum

Healthcare does not stop for lockdown, we are here to keep you well

An open letter to Victorians, signed by 26 signatories shared with the Victorian Health Minister and Victorian media 

28 July 2020

14 July 2020 Fact Sheets
James Ansell
10 July 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Coronavirus exposes importance of health literacy

We urgently need to see in Australia an effective national program to improve health literacy among low socio-economic and people from non-English speaking backgrounds. In the face of the current coronavirus crisis, never has the health literacy of our population and our institutions been so important. The links between disadvantaged groups and the potential spread of coronavirus have been demonstrated in new research findings ...

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8 July 2020 Fact Sheets
Consumers Health Forum
8 July 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum of Australia

June 2020

The social, cultural and environmental determinants of health have a significant influence on health outcomes. Governments have a responsibility to protect the people they represent and therefore must prioritise action to help reduce the risks to people’s health arising from natural disasters. This is particularly critical at this moment because we know that climate change is contributing to increased intensity, duration and frequency of disaster events.

Natural disasters increase mortality and morbidity by placing pressure on health services, aggravating existing illnesses and placing more Australians at risk of illness It is important that we recognise that the recent bushfire season was not an outlier – consumers have been experiencing the health impacts of climate change for many years already and will continue to do so.  … read more

6 July 2020 Fact Sheets
Australian Digital Health Agency
23 June 2020 Position Statements
Consumers Health Forum

An analysis of the 7th Community Pharmacy Agreement signed on 11 June 2020 in light of CHF’s recommendations.  *