Welcome to the Consumer and Community Involvement Program

Formerly known as the Consumer and Community Health Research Network (CCHRN) the Consumer and Community Involvement Program (CCIProgram) 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.

Latest News

Mental Health Research Implementation Planning Group – Expressions of Interest  

Lived Experience Carer, Family, Significant Other or Kinship Group

Who are we looking for?
The Mental Health Commission (MHC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from people with a Lived Experience as a carer, family member, significant other or kinship …

Call for Expression of Interest: WAHTN Consumer and Community Involvement Research Fellowship  

Dear Researchers

The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) presents an opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest for the WAHTN Consumer and Community Involvement Research Fellowship.

The application period closes: 9.00am (AWST), Monday 11 September 2023

The Research Fellow …

Heart Health Research Priority Survey  

Have you had a diagnosis of a health health related condition?

Please complete our research priority survey!

People who have been told by a health care provider that they have a diagnosis of:

  • High blood pressure/hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Pre-diabetes/diabetes (type

Funding to strengthen consumer and community involvement in research  

To strengthen consumer and community involvement in research, the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) has been granted close to $1M in funding from the Australian government through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The MRFF supports researchers with conducting ground-breaking …