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...

18 May 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is pleased to provide the following comments on the four initial resources released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) to support the National Safety and Quality in Health Service Standards (second edition). We have focused on whether the resources...

11 May 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum

Budget 2017 is one of restoration rather than reform, however overall we view the 2017 Budget as good news for the Australian health system.

29 April 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, presented by Leanne Wells

This presentation was delivered to the SE NSW Patient Centred Medical Home Symposium to give attendees insight into the overall structure of the proposed Health Care Homes model in Australia, and highlight where consumers fit.

20 April 2017 Health Voices Issue
Consumers Health Forum

Many consumers are struggling to afford health insurance while confusion and uncertainty about its value to Australia continue to grow. This raises the question: Is health insurance worth it?

Read the latest issue ...

30 March 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF has consistently called for improved information provision to consumers as way of ensuring they understand their private health insurance policies and can make informed decisions. We regard the ACCC’s continued interest in this issue and the fact that the last two reports have been focused...

16 March 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, presented by Leanne Wells

As a foundation partner and system lead investigator for the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, CEO Leanne Wells presented at the inaugural symposium. Involving consumers in research has a number of important issues to consider.

15 March 2017 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

We welcome this legislation coming forward as we believe many of the reforms covered by the review are overdue. This Bill set the groundwork for us to modernise the way we regulate medicines and medical devices and ensure that consumers can have the confidence to use them.

Whilst we do...

15 March 2017 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum, Mental Health Australia and the National Rural Health Alliance

Slides from our second Policy Webinar for 2017. This webinar was presented with Frank Quinlan from Mental Health Australia and Alexis Mohay from the National Rural Health Alliance. The full webinar can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/T5DO5ufXPhA

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