The value of involving consumers in health and medical research cannot be underestimated. Consumer and community involvement (CCI) brings a unique perspective to all areas of research including planning, policy, funding, evaluation and reporting, as well as participation in the research project.
As part of Australian Health Research Alliance’s (AHRA) National Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) Initiative, the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) has produced a new resource: “Involving Consumers in Health and Medical Research: A practical handbook for organisations, researchers, funders and consumers”.
The Handbook contains a step-by-step guide to CCI for the four stakeholders within the CCI ecosystem. Each step is supported by user-friendly templates and checklists. Members of these groups have co-designed this comprehensive but user-friendly resource.
“This Handbook is the essential resource for all those who are serious about involving consumers in health and medical research,” said Professor Gary Geelhoed, WAHTN’s Executive Director.
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