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

National Consumer Conference 2022 – Bone & Joint Conditions  

Join Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia for the National Consumer Conference on Bone & Joint Conditions. Learn the latest research information from highly credentialed local, national, and international experts!

When: Saturday 21 May, 10am – 4:30pm WST
Where: Online – …

Australian Health Biobank Steering Committee  

The CSIRO is seeking one (1) consumer advisor to be a member of the Australian Health Biobank Steering Committee.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health) will be conducting a national …

How Molecular Medicine can improve the lives of people with rare diseases: A Community Conversation  

The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Innovative Therapeutics (CMMIT) would like to share some exciting research developments that are happening at the centre with the aim of improving the lives of people living with rare diseases. The Centre would also …

Read about one of our CCIProgram members lived experience with cancer and her involvement in the WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project  

Many might be aware of the exciting announcement made by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday 27 March regarding a $375 million funding commitment for the WA Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Some of our members have been involved in the …