To strengthen consumer and community involvement in research, the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) has been granted close to $1M in funding from the Australian government through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The MRFF supports researchers in conducting ground-breaking medical research discoveries to help improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with various health conditions. This research will help to embed consumer and community involvement (CCI) in research to improve relevance, translation and health impact.
The research aims to:
John Stubbs AM has been appointed as Chair of the Medical Research Future Fund Consumer Reference Panel (CPR). John is a former Health Consumers NSW Board Member and long-time health consumer representative leader,
- Build a network of engaged and upskilled consumers
- Develop an innovative digital knowledge and practice hub for tools and resources
- Generate new knowledge to enable behavioural change towards consumer and community involvement
- Introduce implementation resources to enable national scale-up.
- Engage under-represented community groups in health research, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The CRP aims to strengthen consumer involvement in the implementation of the Medical Research Future Fund. This will help to:
John joins other experienced consumers on the panel. Congratulations from all of us at HCNSW. We can't wait to see the impact these representatives will have.
- fund research that has the best opportunity for improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and their families and carers
- improve consumer confidence in and engagement with the MRFF, by providing consumers with a more formal and clear communication channel into the MRFF.
More about the funding through the MRFF
More about the MRFF Consumer Reference Panel