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.


Visit our Community Involvement in WA COVID-19 Research page for our COVID-19 response

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

As we’re all aware the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is circulating in the Australian population. We’re closely monitoring the situation and working on alternative ways that we can continue to involve you during the next couple of months.

In order to demonstrate our responsibility in minimising the spread of COVID-19, the Consumer and Community Involvement Program (CCI Program) has taken proactive steps to move to remote working. In the interests of health and safety of CCI Program staff, consumers, community members and researchers, for the foreseeable future we are moving to online meetings, community involvement and engagement so that we can keep everyone safe.

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

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A Curtin University led project in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) has produced the “My Quality of Life: Autistic Adults Share What Impacts on their Quality of Life” photovoice gallery.

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Involvement opportunity: The Algorithm Will See You Now  

Machine learning (ML) systems, algorithms or forms of artificial intelligence (AI), are increasingly able to contribute to, or even take over, diagnostic and screening tasks.

The Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV) at the University of Wollongong …


ACTA Research Prioritisation Survey  

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) is asking for your help by filling in a survey to support the ACTA Research Prioritisation Tools and Criteria Reference Group.

The survey is part of a project which aims to develop a decision …