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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.

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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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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

That’s the title of a panel presentation I gave this week to the Australian Medical Association’ s national conference. The combination of an ailing private health insurance system and the prospect of the rise of so-called “managed care” may present a gloomy outlook for many in the medical...
The Consumers Health Forum CEO, Leanne Wells, has advised a national ‘wargame’ roundtable of key points CHF believes must be considered in an effective National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Leanne had the opportunity to speak directly to the National Taskforce Co-ordinator-General, Lieutenant General...

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

The Australian youth health consumer's national summit Australia’s peak youth health consumer body will be running a one-day virtual summit on Wednesday 15th of September. #YHFSummit The YHF National Summit will bring thought leaders and policy makers together with passionate young people to...