The latest report from the Grattan Institute highlights the urgent need for a comprehensive independent review of private health insurance. “We welcome the report from the Grattan Institute as an important contribution to policy debate about how to ensure private health insurance could remain...
MEDIA RELEASE Friday 29 November 2019 Mission Australia’s annual survey report shows that mental health is still the top concern of more than 25,000 young people aged 15 – 19 in Australia. The report highlights that mental health is a broad and overarching outcome of many issues identified by young...
Media Release 26 November 2019 The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has partnered with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability to host a roundtable on social prescribing in Australia. Social prescribing...
A single bundled bill to cover all private hospital costs, including the surgeon’s fee would be a significant step towards clearing a way through the complex, multiple bills that bedevil the private system, the Consumers Health Forum says. The single bill mechanism has been proposed in new report...
The recording of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and Consumers Health Forum of Australia’s (CHF) joint free online webcast, The Rise of the Consumer Voice , is now available. The webcast was a discussion on the evolution and current state of the health consumer movement in Australia. Members...
The CHF Members Policy Forum was held at the Shine Dome in Canberra on 12 November and we welcomed almost 60 of our members to what we hope will be the first of many such events. We have received excellent feedback following the event with members particularly enjoying the chance to talk policy...
How knowledge, understanding and trust are central to the success of the AIHW’s National Primary Health Care Data Asset. Leanne Wells The Consumers Health Forum joined with AIHW to help raise consumer awareness and understanding about the institute’s significant and long-awaited entry into the...
MEDIA RELEASE FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019 The Consumers Health Forum has urged the Federal Government to implement an expert recommendation to ease dispensing restrictions and permit consumers to get two months’ supply at a time of common prescribed medicines. Australia’s leading health consumers...
MEDIA RELEASE WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2019 We can do much to improve our own and others’ health by applying lessons from the experiences of our society. For the good of the planet we are urged to “Think globally, act locally”. For our own health we can all benefit if we Think socially, care personally...
The nations peak body for Australian healthcare consumers has welcomed the Draft Report released this week by the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health. Leanne Wells, CEO of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia said the wide-sweeping report is detailed and thoughtful, with...

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