Young people incubating ideas for healthy lives In the August 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we announce the successful applicants for the Youth Health Incubator Grants, awarded to young people and youth health organisations with projects designed to help address the “missing middle”...
Collaboration elaboration! In the July 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we announce the commencement of Collaborative Pairs, a consumer leadership program with five pairs from across Australia and New Zealand. Consumer consultation on Primary Health Care reform Webinar on COVID vaccine...
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...
Coronavirus boosts the case for consumer engagement - HealthUpdate for 17 July 2020 covers: Consumer Commission: Beyond COVID-19 The Patient Leadership Triangle , by David Gilbert that crisis-driven management has driven changes to health and social care bereft of patient and citizen input. The...
Consumer Commission offers chance for us to influence future health care. Health Update for 25 June 2020 covers: Consumer Commission: Beyond COVID-19 Information on using opioids (video) Introduction of meningococcal B vaccination and changes to meningococcal ACWY, hepatitis A and pneumococcal...
Dental funding welcome but more needed to end decay — healthUpdate newsletter for 12 June 2020 covers: Digital mental health standards Webinar replays for; Not going viral - discussion with the doctors at the centre of the national effort;the National Health Information Strategy and Telehealth in...
Among the many issues which have emerged with fresh power for consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic is health ethics. Suddenly the concept of health ethics seemed not something merely to be considered in extremis. We were recognising then that we might soon all be in extremis. Within days of the...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a significant drop in engagement with healthcare services for non-COVID health issues in Australia. In May 2020, the Continuity of Care Collaboration (CCC) conducted a survey of 729 people about access to healthcare.
Leaders from national health HQ to take part in CHF webinar — healthUpdate newsletter for 21 May 2020 covers: Guide to avoiding COVID-19 Webinar replays for Telehealth in primary care and the National Health Information Strategy Drop the jargon - information on health literacy and communicating in...
COVID-19 Roadmap urges value-led recovery Australia’s eight leading universities have joined to produce the COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery. A Report for the Nation, an impressive document both in scope and detail. This month's Consumer's Shaping Health looks at the persuasive mix of values and valid...

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