Consumers Health Forum of Australia


Social prescribing roundtable November 2019: report

This report outlines the arguments for a strategic and systematic approach to incorporating social prescribing into the Australian healthcare system, starting in primary care. The recommendations in this report have been synthesised and derived from expert discussions and reflect a shared desire to see a...

Patient activation in Australians with chronic illness – survey results

The findings from this CHF national survey of 1,700 people shows that Australians with chronic and complex needs are less activated than their healthier counterparts. People with pressing healthcare needs may be less aware of their condition or able to get the care they need.

Making health better: priorities for the 2019 federal election - how the parties stack up

The Consumers Health Forum has released this scorecard on how the parties stack up, in terms of policies focused on issues including patient leadership and self-management, primary care, First Nations health, prevention patient-centred issues.
Position paper

Priorities for the 2019 federal election: making health better

In this document, the Consumers Health Forum calls for the next federal government to take early action on three health priorities to set 21st century health goals for all Australians. Fundamental to the priorities is a commitment to closing the gap in health and disadvantage...

Healthy cover: a consumers' guide to the private health insurance changes

On 1 April 2019, private health insurance begins the most extensive changes in recent years. The aim of this guide is to provide an easy-to-understand overview of the changes and point consumers to more detailed information that will help them work through the changes to...