FHRI Fund Consumer and Community Involvement

The Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund recognises the importance of involving consumers and the community in the development of the Strategy, the Priorities and the Programs and Initiatives that will guide how FHRI Fund moneys will be applied. The development of the inaugural Strategy and Priorities has included input from consumers, the community and the Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator. More information about the Strategy, Priorities and Programs and Initiatives can be viewed here. Included in the consultations that informed the development of the Strategy was a survey conducted by the Health Consumers Council of WA. Several participants in this survey agreed to provide their views on research in a video that was subsequently played at a forum aimed at progressing the inaugural Strategy for the FHRI Fund (see below). The context provided in the video helped the more than 150 attendees to frame their expectations of the Strategy. 

The Department of Health’s Research and Innovation Office (RIO), which provides administrative and operational support to the FHRI Fund, works with Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator Ben Horgan to ensure the FHRI Fund embeds best-practice consumer and community engagement in its activities. More information about Mr Horgan’s work can be viewed here.

Last Updated: 15/09/2020