Consumers Health Forum
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the peak organization representing Australian health consumers and their local organizations. With over a hundred organizations in its membership, including the Health Consumers’ Council of Western Australia as a voting member, CHF has overall responsibility for coordinating national policy and promoting the interests of Australian health consumers.
Rather than duplicate the work of CHF in producing policy documents, HCC coordinates the contribution of W.A. consumers, both groups and individuals, to the development of health policy and planning, research and health service delivery, through education, advocacy, dissemination of information and through facilitating consumer participation.
For more information about the CHF, or to access or order copies of CHF policy publications, such as position statements, submissions and information papers, please go to the CHF website: www.chf.org.au.
Current submission opportunities
Issues identified as contentious may require changes to or new legislation and considerable community debate. The Health Consumers’ Council has developed position statements on contentious areas such as termination of pregnancy, euthanasia, immunisation and industrial action by health-care workers, to consider these from a consumer perspective. You can access HCC position statements on contentious issues by clicking on the link here or going to Position Statements under the heading Media on the Menu bar at the top.