Federal Budget 2021-22 analysis Since the Federal Budget 2021-22 was handed down by the Treasurer, Josh Frydenburg on Tuesday 11 May 2021, we have been working hard to bring you the latest information and expert commentary on how the Budget responds to the needs of health consumers. Our Budget...
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...
The mental health impacts of COVID-19 are a challenge worldwide as fear and anxiety about the disease are compounded for many by isolation, housing insecurity and financial worries. However, one potential benefit of this challenge could be that it highlights the need for our health care system to...
Australia should use social prescribing to counter rising chronic health problems, according to a new report from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF). Social prescribing involves the referral of patients to non-medical activities,...
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...
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
The healthUpdate newsletter for January 2020 covers: CHF’s Budget submission to the Federal Government - proposes 23 recommendations for change covering ten broad areas ranging from prevention to aged care and primary health. CHF submission on Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health CEO...
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...
As so many Australians who have needed mental health care know, the ideal of universal access to the services they need is a fiction. The Productivity Commission’s draft report on mental health points to “a once in a generation opportunity to reform our mental health system”, the Consumers Health...
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) welcomes the announcement of a Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health by Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and urges the Government to work with the Productivity Commission to appoint a Consumer Commissioner to...

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