Co-Production For Health Consumers

Co-Production is most effective when consumers have the tools needed to work collaboratively with health and community service organisations.

What do we offer?

Health Issues Centre offers a three-hour workshop that will teach consumers and community members how to become an effective and active participant in the initial stages of development of a project or program. The workshop will provide participants with activity sheets to help them raise ideas about how to make health services more accessible to consumers. This will help participants return to health service teams and contribute to better health care for the community.

The workshop will cover:

  • Key Definitions
  • Benefits and Principles of Co-Production
  • Tools for Co-Production
  • Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Processes

What do past participants say?

Maya – a Consumer Representative – says that the workshop is “a beautiful way to introduce consumers to the idea of co-production. I feel that I can finally build strong relationships with health and community service staff because I can understand the terms that they use now.”

Jacob – a Consumer Advisory Committee member – says that he is “an empowered member of the Committee. I feel that co-production is much easier now that I can articulate my creative ideas. I feel I have more input now that I understand and relate to the processes a lot more.”

How much does the workshop cost?

It is $350 plus GST for individuals.

If you wish to register in a group, the cost is $350 plus GST for the first person, and then $200 plus GST for any additional person registered from the same organisation.

We encourage consumers and board members to seek funding from their health service to cover the cost of this training.

When is the next Health Issues Centre workshop?

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 at Level 1, 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Registrations will close Tuesday 5, September 2017.

More information is available by clicking this link.

Unable to attend?

For groups of 10 or more, Health Issues Centre staff can deliver this workshop at a location of your choosing. These can be held at any time, but are subject to staff availability.

For more information

For more information or to book a session at your service, please contact Dr Tere Dawson on (03) 8676 9057 or via email at with any queries.

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