Training and Resources

Western Alliance identifies consumer and community involvement (CCI) as an essential element of health and medical research.

By fostering strong connections between researchers, health organisations and the wider community, we support our member organisations within Western Victoria to drive high quality health research process, practice and translation.


Customised training (face to face and online)

Western Alliance offers funded training for health consumers and researchers on the fundamentals of involving consumers in research. This training is run by the Health Consumers Centre (formerly Health Issues Centre). Please get in touch with Western Alliance at if you are interested in participating in this training.


Additional Resources and Training

Please click here for a comprehensive list of national and international resources and training opportunities for consumers to help them engage in research and healthcare improvement activities. Researchers and health professionals may also find the information contained on this page useful to assist consumers to prepare to engage in planned activities.