HEALTH RESEARCH AND CONSUMERS: GOOD THINKING
One of Australia’s top medical researchers, Professor Ian Frazer AC, has called on Australians to consider what they want of health care in the future given the rapid development of ever more powerful and expensive treatments. The “quiet revolution” in health care is making optimal health care for chronic diseases more expensive, raising questions of how we control health costs in the future, Professor Frazer says. His comments come in the latest edition of the Consumers Health Forum journal, Health Voices, which is focusing on the consumer role in health and medical research and comes as the Federal Budget includes welcome pledges to support consumers to have a role in helping to identify priorities for translation into research financed by the Medical Research Future Fund.
YOUTH HEALTH POLICY COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
The Child and Youth Health Network, WA Department of Health developed the WA Youth Health Policy 2018 – 2023 (the Policy) in consultation with the young people across the state.
In September and October 2017, we facilitated 6 community conversations across metropolitan, regional and rural WA. 122 young people aged 13 to 24, attended the community conversations to express their views and perspectives and have a say about what is important to them about youth health and wellbeing.
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PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON MY HEALTH RECORD SYSTEMS DATA
Public consultation on My Health Record systems data. A live Consumers Health Forum Webinar will be held on Thursday November 16 from 12.30pm-13:30pm AEDT, hosted by the Consumers Health Forum. The webinar will introduce the consultation process and provide for consumer and community input via live questions.
COMMUNITY INPUT INTO GRANT APPLICATIONS
Associate Professor Marina Ciccarelli from Curtin University worked with the Consumer and Community Health Research Network to involve consumers in her grant application process. She presented on the step-by-step process.