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CHF is Australia’s leading advocate on consumer health care issues.

We work to achieve safe, good quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by the best health information and systems the country can afford.

Vision and Mission

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Help shape Australia's healthcare for the better — become a member today and be a highly valued partner in the effort to make the consumer perspective a priority for decision makers.

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  • Free webinars, downloadable tools and resources
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  • Access to CHF position statements, the annual budget submission, policy submissions, information papers and project reports
 

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Australia's Health Panel is a new CHF initiative that helps your voice be heard on the national stage, through timely and high quality surveys.

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A voice for health consumers
Making sure consumers are part of the health conversation as effective advocates and leaders.
 
Improving the quality of health services
Working with health and social support systems to implement consumer-centred reforms that make the right kind of difference.
 
Influencing policy
Advocating consumer-centred health care to governments, health and social support systems.

What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications from CHF

A new report which finds Australia’s health system is “increasingly unfair, costly and confusing”, must spur the Federal Government to establish a wide-ranging inquiry into private health insurance and its role in the funding and delivery of healthcare, the Consumers Health Forum says. The report...
Like any big change to behaviour in a system as complex as healthcare, the introduction of My Health Record (MHR) while offering great benefits, continues to pose complex challenges for all of us: consumers and clinicians alike. The end of the opt-out period in January in which about 10 per cent of...

Upcoming Events

The International Tracheostomy Symposium (ITS) is increasingly recognised as the premier event for tracheostomy specialists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, patients and families to grow and learn together. It is hosted by: Austin Health: Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (...
Join scientists, clinicians, policy makers and consumer advocates at the 2019 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference . The December conference in Sydney, Australia will include a number of lively plenary debates about controversial and timely issues, involving high-profile players from across the...

Have a health story to tell?

Patient Opinion is an independent site about your experiences of Australian health services, good or bad. They pass your stories to the right people to make a difference.

Go to patientopinion.org.au