Developing a Knowledge Hub for Consumer and Community Involvement
reportposted on 21.11.2021, 23:49 by Darshini Ayton, Sarah Carmody, Ainslie Cahill, Helena Teede, Angela Jones
Strengthening consumer and community involvement (CCI)
in health and medical research and healthcare improvement
is a priority for the Australian Health Research Alliance
(AHRA), encompassing the ten NHMRC-accredited Advanced Health Research Translation Centres and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health.
In 2018, a set of recommended priority actions to
strengthen consumer and community involvement was
established through a multi-step process, including: an
environmental scan of relevant literature and the work of
leading international and national agencies; an Australia-wide survey to capture the extent and nature of consumer
and community involvement across AHRA member
organisations; a national workshop to review the findings
from the environmental scan and survey and develop a
program of work.