The webinar provides researchers with the skills and tools needed to effectively involve consumers in research. You will hear from MACH researchers and consumers.

Topics covered include:

  • Why consumer engagement is important
  • What consumer engagement means
  • When consumer engagement should occur
  • How researchers can most effectively engage with consumers
  • Where to go for more information

A panel discussion concludes the session.

In 2022, MACH will be hosting a seminar focusing on community engagement, with a focus on how to engage with the cultural and linguistically diverse communities (CALD). More information and the program will be available shortly.

The CCI Handbook

A practical, a step-by-step guide to moving from good intention to good practice.

This exciting new resource for embedding consumer and community involvement in health research was launched on 19 November 2021. Developed by the Western Australian Health Translation Network for the Australian Health Research Alliance, it is aimed at research organisations, researchers, consumers and funders.

This Handbook builds on the accumulated knowledge and expertise of many Australian and international knowledge-holders and translates decades of research in consumer and community involvement, and provides a very practical guide on HOW to embed CCI.

Users are encouraged to adapt and modify this Handbook to suit their own changing needs and circumstances and comes with a Quick Guide for those wanting a short reference version.