We would like to invite applications from key members of your research team to attend the third of these APHCRI funded workshops.
APHCRI research funding requires evidence of consumer participation in research grant proposals[EW1] as one approach to fulfill one of its core objectives; to develop and embed consumer and community participation at all stages and every level of primary health care research. Doing this well is not always easy.
In order to support researchers meet this objective in a way that ensures active involvement of consumers, patient groups and community members in a structured, comprehensive and measurable way, APHCRI is funding several workshops over the period 2013-2015.
This workshop will:
- Raise awareness of the contribution consumers and the community can make to primary health care research when involved as active partners.
- Identify and address barriers to consumer and community participation.
- Develop ways to start involving consumers and the community as partners in primary health care research, and to develop good practice.
- Encourage and support researchers and students who have an interest in consumer and community participation in primary health care research
The Consumer and Community Participation Program at The School of Population Health, University of Western Australia and the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research is facilitating these workshops.
APHCRI will cover all course costs and provide catering during the day. Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of attendees.
This workshop is limited to a maximum of 30 people. It will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
We hope you will see this as a valuable opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your skills in this important area, which is a requirement of all research funded by APHCRI.