Diving deep into high level strategy to help consumers get the best from their healthcare In the Oct 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health , we discuss the high level Policy advocacy positions CHF is taking during Policy and Strategy Reviews for Medicines Policy and for Australia's largest...
COVID wargame must target community support Responses from supporters to the national “wargame” roundtable gave highlighted the urgent need for community input. CHF Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a way for consumers to collaborate on policies about a particular topic. CHF introduces the new...
The primary case for better health care Primary health care reform - and working models in the real world Australia's Health Panel results on loneliness, COVID vaccine rollout and health literacy Youth Health Forum Summit dates set for September 2021 in Melbourne view the newsletter
Integration the way of the future for our health care Consumer Sentiment Survey which is conducted by CHF and PCHSS - many believe fundamental changes are needed to make the system work better Primary Healthcare consultations Guide for Health Professionals to talk about Climate Change and Health...
Stretching the horizons of patient navigation More funding for face-to-face support for Aged Care Changes to Medicare Benefits Scheme for 1 July 2021 Consumer Links webinar on establishing a consultative base to inform advocacy work Launch of national survey for virtual healthcare view the...
This report provides a roadmap for addressing loneliness in Australia, outlining the findings of the Loneliness Thought Leadership Roundtable, a virtual event held in November and December 2020. Introduction Loneliness has been shown to be linked to poor physical and mental health, and poor...
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...
The call of Uluru - nothing about us without us The phrase "Nothing about us, without us," referred to recently in our Not Going Viral webinar with Deputy Chief Medical Officers; Professor Michael Kidd and Dr Nick Coatsworth, goes back several decades and conveys the right of health consumers to be...
How an epidemic may spur us towards healthy reforms Concern about what additional burdens the spread of Covid19 might put on hospitals in Australia will further aggravate existing pressures on the health system. Coronavirus - where to get the best health information Most Common compliants against...
CHF appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) review of the regulation of certain self-testing IVDs in Australia. Our response to the consultation includes consideration and input from our members. We are of the view that consumers should be...

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