About Consumers Shaping Health

Consumers Shaping Health is a newsletter published by the Consumers Forum of Australia (CHF) for members, consumer representatives and stakeholders in health. It promotes current advocacy work of CHF in its three priority areas: safety and quality in health care; health care for people with chronic conditions; and safe and appropriate use of medicines.

Older issues are available, please contact us if you would like to see a back-issue not listed here.

ISSN 1835-2057 (Print) ISSN 1835-2065 (Online)

6 June 2022 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

In the perfect storm of crises, can the new government bring about the change we seek?

Now the Federal Election is over, we can see signs that the incoming Labor Government is wasting little time getting down to business on its election promises. In the June 2022 edition...Read more

6 June 2022 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

In the perfect storm of crises, can the new government bring about the change we seek?

Now the Federal Election is over, we can see signs that the incoming Labor Government is wasting little time getting down to business on its election promises. In the June 2022 edition...Read more

12 April 2022 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Persistence and resolve will get the best reforms

In the Apr 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we are ....

  • Making the case for Primary Health Care reform
  • Reminding Australians about the flu season with the Royal College of General
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8 March 2022 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Digital health is about to upend health care – are we ready?

In the Mar 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we ....  

  • Launched a Whitepaper on Digital Health: Australia's Health Reimaged, the result of a 12-month project with Deloitte,
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11 February 2022 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

The health budget as a living investment

In the Feb 2022 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we ....  

  • Announced CHF's pre-budget submission with a wellness and “health in all policies” approach that argues for broad social positives.  
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12 December 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Covid – the test of a pandemic on our healthcare system

In the Dec 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we ....

  • Discuss health communication in the context of the pandemic, and trust in doctors and health care professionals 
  • The
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14 November 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

The healthy argument on climate change

In the Nov 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we .... .  

  • A recent Australian Conservation Foundation report estimates the many billions in avoided health costs alone that could be saved in future years
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9 October 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

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...Read more

7 September 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

Youth Health Summit a timely forum

In the September 2021 edition of Consumers Shaping Health, we .....

  • Our friends at headspace have launched a new campaign to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with their social and emotional
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6 August 2021 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

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...Read more

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