School of Population and Global Health

Consumer and community involvement

The School of Population Health is committed to integrating the community voice into decisions about research priorities, practice and policy.

What is consumer and community involvement?

Consumers, community members and researchers working together to make decisions about health research priorities, policy and practice.

Consumer and Community Community Health Research Network

The Consumer and Community Health Research Network is a multi-faceted program initially established in 1998 at UWA’s School of Population and Global Health and Telethon Kids Institute in response to community concerns. In July 2016, funding from Lotterywest enabled the expansion and delivery of the existing program across all the WA Health Translation Network’s twenty plus partner organisations.

The Involving People in Research website

link to www.involvingpeopleinresearch.org.au
 

 

The Participation Program’s website hosts a wide variety of information about consumer and community participation including:

  • Training about consumer and community participation
  • Community forums and events
  • Vacancies for consumers and community members on committees
  • Publications

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Training

We have a suite of training workshops for researchers, consumers and community members. Our workshops aim to increase knowledge, build confidence and develop skills to implement consumer and community participation in research.

Find out when our next training workshops are being run on our Involving People in Research website here

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Research that involves consumer and community members

We have developed a wide range of methods that support consumers, community members and researchers working together to make decisions about research priorities, policy and practice.

Find out more about our methods here

Examples of projects that have involved the community can be found here

If you would like to be actively involved in research please see our Involving People in Research website for details of current opportunities.

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Advocacy and advice

We advocate for increased consumer and community involvement in research by:

  • promoting the benefits to researchers, consumers, community members, clinicians, policy makers, health administrators, non-government organisations and industry partners
  • supporting researchers to plan and implement involvement activities
  • advising on the dissemination of research findings
  • supporting the translation of research findings into policy and practice

Find out more about our advocacy and advice role here

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