About Us

The Consumer and Community Involvement Program (CCI Program) is an activity of the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN). The CCI Program supports consumers, community members and researchers to work in partnership to make decisions about health research priorities, policy and practice with the aim of improving health outcomes and ensuring community involvement becomes standard practice. The CCI Program was established in 1998 by the University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health. The CCI Program works closely with researchers at Western Australia’s five universities, six medical research institutes, the metropolitan health service providers, and the WA Department of Health.

Led by Debra Langridge, the CCI Program team works to facilitate, develop and support numerous involvement strategies, events, training programs and resources for researchers, consumers and community members. The work we do is underpinned by the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) statement and framework on Consumer and Community Involvement.

CCI Program: A brief history




Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

Improving lives by ensuring the community’s voice is heard and understood in health research.

Our Mission

Enabling consumer and community involvement in health research by supporting and connecting community with researchers, partners and policy makers.

Our Values

In order to achieve our vision we:

  • are inclusive
  • trust, respect, support and value each other and those we work with
  • work as a team
  • are relevant and sustainable so as to make a difference