Within our work
Health Translation SA works in partnership with South Australia’s lead consumer advocacy agency Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia, and community members to ensure our research priorities and projects reflect the current and future health care needs of South Australians.
Community members play active roles within our Stakeholder Forum, grant planning and review processes, state and national research projects and other strategic planning activities.
Health Translation SA also contributes to national consumer and community engagement partnership activities through the Australian Health Research Alliance.
To learn more about these activities please download a copy of our Community Engagement Report 2018-19 below.
Community Engagement Framework
In collaboration with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia, Health Translation SA is currently working towards implementing aspects of the SAHMRI Community Engagement Framework to help community members have a greater voice in research projects and activities and develop strong and productive relationships with researchers within, and across, our partner organisations.
Community Interest Register
The Community Interest Register provides access to a database of community members who are interested in being involved in health and medical research across both SAHMRI and Health Translation SA to help ensure our research:
- Reflects the issues that are important to our community
- Can more easily be translated into clinical practice, policy and education
- Reaches those who need it the most
To register your interest, or for more information about the Register, please visit the Community Interest Register.
Community Engagement Toolkit
Health Translation SA, and it partner organisations, are currently developing a toolkit of resources for both researchers and consumers to support community engagement activities within health and medical research across South Australia.