Consumer and community advisory councils (councils) provide advice at a strategic level across an organisation. They support partnerships between researchers, consumers and community members. Councils aim to enhance research through consumer and community involvement.
Councils work together with researchers to provide advice and expertise on consumer and community involvement at a strategic level across the organisation. They are also available to provide advice and a consumer and community perspective on research programs if required.
Council membership can include:
- Consumers and community members
- Researchers and students
- Senior management staff
- Consumer support staff
Putting it into practice
The Consumer and Community Advisory Council was established at The University of Western Australia School of Population Health in 2006 and by the end of 2014 had met 29 times.
TheConsumer and Community Advisory Council was established at the Institute in 2006 and by the end of 2014 had met 30 times.