20 February 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF supports the Royal Commission finding that a ‘fundamental overhaul of the design, objectives, regulation and funding of aged care in Australia’ and ‘not mere patching up’ is needed, however, we are concerned that the proposed program does not do enough to confront the challenges faced by...

19 February 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Overweight and obesity is an issue affecting our whole community. A range of social, environmental and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected...

12 February 2020 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Coronavirus is a time for well-informed health consumers

In the face of fear, concern, indifference and/or impotence, there is one step Australians can take to equip themselves in the era of coronavirus.

CHF also released the Social Prescribing Roundtable report this month and we...

10 February 2020 Report
Consumers Health Forum

Social prescribing is the practice where health professionals, including GPs, have the resources and infrastructure to link patients with social services – or even social groups – in a bid to address the social determinants contributing to poor health and stave off the epidemic of loneliness and...

10 February 2020 Report
Yvonne Zurynski, Alex Vedovi, K-lynn Smith

A rapid literature review to inform primary care policy in Australia

Authors: Yvonne Zurynski, Alex Vedovi, K-lynn Smith

NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability Australian Institute of Health Innovation, 
Macquarie University

4 February 2020 Youth healthUPdate
Consumers Health Forum

The Youth healthUpdate newsletter for February 2020 covers:

  • RSVP for the Youth Health Forum Roundtable in Melbourne on 30 June 2020 to discuss Youth Pathways into Services
  • Information about the Young Carers Policy Forum at the National Press Club in Canberra on 24 March.
  • ...
3 February 2020 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is deeply concerned about the impact the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 (the Bill) will have on access to essential healthcare services. In particular, we are concerned about provisions that prioritise the religious beliefs of healthcare workers over the healthcare needs of...