Ideas for recruiting consumers to sit on a committee, participate in focus groups or as advisers on projects.
What we do
We have a network of over 350 consumers, called Consumers Connect. The program has a dual purpose. One is to connect health services or government bodies with consumers for positions on committees, focus groups or projects. The second aim is to assist consumer representatives through training, support and networking opportunities.
We are often approached by health services and government looking for consumers to sit on a committee, participate in focus groups or as advisers on projects.
If you are a health provider or health-related organisation, complete the online 'Request a Rep' online form.
If you are from the Department of Health & Human Services, complete the Consumers Step Up DHHS request form.
These forms will help you describe:
- The activity consumers will be involved in
- The skills, experience and interests you are seeking from consumers
- The time commitment that consumers will be required to give
Based on the information you provide us, we will inform Consumers Connect members of the request. We recommend that you submit your form to us at least three weeks before the commencement date.
To assist you with involving consumers in your organisation or committee we have developed Getting Started: Involving Consumers on Committees.
For more information
Contact Health Issues Centre
Getting started: involving consumers on committees
This resource was developed by Health Issues Centre to assist health and community organisations to include consumers on advisory or other committees.
Consumers Step Up DHHS request form
Request form for Department of Health and Human Services staff seeking to recruit a consumer representative via Health Issues Centre.
Consumer request form
Request form for health staff interested in involving consumer representatives in their work.
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