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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.

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  • Alerts to free supporter network events, webinars and resources
  • Health Update — CHF's exclusive members' fortnightly e-newsletter
  • Alerts to Consumer Representative Vacancies and CHF Consultations
  • Access to CHF policy submissions, information and project reports

The Australian and New Zealand
Consumer Experience and Leadership in Healthcare
Virtual Summit

Did you miss our consumer health summit in March 2021? This high impact, post-COVID virtual event drew on insights from thought leaders in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. You can access all the content from this event until March 2022.

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Consumers as leaders in health care


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.

Join Australia's Health Panel

Australia's Health Panel is a CHF project that adds your voice to the national conversation on health policy through timely and high quality surveys.

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What we are doing

The latest news, blogs and publications

A first of its kind national survey has been launched to Australian consumers this week, garnering insights on consumer perception, uptake and barriers to using virtual health technologies, helping inform future policy and service development.
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The challenges in providing vitally important health care for older and frail people have been amply demonstrated by the Government’s struggle to ensure all residents in aged care homes are vaccinated against COVID-19 in good time. It is not as if the Government is not mindful of the needs for...

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


Upcoming Events

Virtual event hosted by the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance (AICG). Most highly developed industrialised nations, including Australia and New Zealand, generally enjoy good health outcomes. People want to trust health service organisations and the professionals within them to provide...
COVID vaccine confidence and community safety #CHF Talks webinar series An information and discussion webinar Get the latest on the COVID vaccination rollout and have your questions answered by medical experts. We are delighted to have Professor Michael Kidd AM and Dr Ruth Stewart join us to speak...