Welcome to the Consumer and Community Involvement Program

Formerly known as the Consumer and Community Health Research Network (CCHRN) the Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) Program works with our universities, health and medical research institutes, health service providers and Non-Government organisations to bring together consumers and people with lived experience and connect them with health and medical researchers.


Your Voice Counts

Our Vision is improving lives by ensuring the community’s voice is heard and understood in health research.

Our Mission is enabling consumer and community involvement in health research by supporting and connecting community with researchers, partners and policy makers.

Our Values:

  • Inclusion
  • Trust, Respect, Support and Value each other and those we work with
  • Working as a Team
  • Continuing to be Relevant and Sustainable so we can work towards making a difference

Join the CCIProgram

It’s free to join the CCIProgram and you will receive the following benefits;

  • Keep up to date with consumer involvement opportunities.
  • Receive research sector updates.
  • Be included on our database for matching consumers with involvement opportunities.
  • Be invited to special events.
  • Access networking opportunities.
  • Subscribe to our fortnightly e-newsletter (optional).
  • Access workshops and training.
  • Access online resources.

Join the CCIProgram 

If you have any questions please get in touch or sign up to our newsletter.


As we’re all aware the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been circulating in the Australian population. We closely monitor the situation and when required we work on alternative ways that we can continue to involve you in health research, such as holding events, meetings & training workshops online.

In order to demonstrate our responsibility in minimising the spread of COVID-19, the Consumer and Community Involvement Program have taken proactive steps to move to working remotely, when required, in the interests of health and safety of CCI Program staff, consumers, community members and researchers.

Please view Community Involvement in COVID-19 Research for more information.

Latest News

Frailty and Ageing Research: Consumer Engagement Opportunity  

The University of Queensland are seeking people to help design a frailty research program that people can and want to participate in. They are looking for older people and carers/family members of older people from anywhere in Australia to contribute …

CHF consultation on the draft Australian Cancer Plan  

Consumers Health Forum of Australia are looking for consumer views and experiences that can help shape the response to the draft Australian Cancer Plan. The Australian Cancer Plan will set goals and actions for the next 10 years to improve …

NHMRC and CHF Consumer Statement Workshop  

The National and Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) are convening a stakeholder consultation workshop to begin the review process of the Statement on Consumer and Community Involvement in Health and Medical …

Research and innovation as core functions in transforming the health system: A vision for the future of health in Australia  

The WAHTN CCIProgram supported the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) Project team with guidance regarding the importance of CCI in health research and innovation priorities and translation, and encouraged this to be considered as an essential component …