Cancer Voices Australia recognises the value to decision-makers of the inclusion of informed, preferably trained consumers who can provide the broad view of people affected by cancer.
Cancer Voices Australia can nominate representatives of consumers (not of the CVA organisation) to committees and projects in areas which have potential impact for people affected by cancer.
Cancer Voices Australia operates according to Best Practice Principles of Consumer Participation (see Position Statements) and in accordance with the recommendations of Cancer Australia’s National Framework for Consumer Engagement.
Consumer advocacy, representation and research training is offered in some states via state level Cancer Voices and various other organisations. Cancer Voices Australia encourages partnerships to ensure such training becomes available throughout Australia.
Consumer involvement in research program
CVA has been working with the Cancer Council to add a new component to this year’s Research training to better equip the consumers we nominate to work with cancer researchers. Two advisory leaflets have been developed to guide our consumers and the researchers they work with.
Contact us for more information about training courses.