Cancer Australia has today launched two new online multimedia resources to increase the involvement of people affected by cancer in cancer control efforts.
The two new resources are:
· the Consumer Learning website which is designed to enhance consumer knowledge and confidence to participate in cancer research and clinical trials. The website contains short online learning modules and video presentations to guide consumers who are seeking to participate in clinical trials and research
· the Consumer Involvement Toolkit will support CEOs, managers, health professionals, researchers and policy makers to effectively involve consumers in their organisation’s work. By providing practical, easy-to-navigate and user friendly tools including case studies, templates and other time saving aids such as checklists, these organisations and individuals will find it easier to engage and involve people affected by cancer.
Consumers, health professionals, researchers and policy makers from a range of health organisations from across Australia have been instrumental in developing the new resources.
The Consumer Learning website was developed in collaboration with the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) and is available at http://consumerlearning.canceraustralia.gov.au
The Consumer Involvement Toolkit was developed with the assistance of the Health Issues Centre and was based on the world first National Framework for Consumer Involvement in Cancer Control released by Cancer Australia in 2011. It is available at http://consumerinvolvement.canceraustralia.gov.au