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

Yarning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander personal health data  

Researchers at Wungening Aboriginal Corporation, Murdoch University’s School of Indigenous Knowledges, and Telethon Kids Institute’s Kulunga Aboriginal Unit are interested in talking to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Perth (Boorloo) about how to keep research health data …

CCIProgram – December 2023 Newsletter  

Welcome to the CCIProgram’s latest e-Newsletter. We highlight the essential role of consumers in shaping and contributing to health and medical research. We believe that consumers’ perspectives and experiences are critical in ensuring that research focuses on what is most …

Consumer & Community Involvement and Grant Writing e-Course  

We are excited to promote our new eCourse ‘Consumer and Community Involvement and Grant Writing’. This new free eCourse aims to guide researchers with preliminary tips on including involvement of people with lived experience in grant writing. Once completed, people …

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 …