Welcome to Health Engagement Network

Developing the practice of consumer, carer and community engagement in the Health Sector

Health Engagement Network

About Us

The purpose of this Community of Practice is; to promote best practice and build capability in Consumer/Carer engagement and participation across the health sector in WA.


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The objectives of the Community of Practice (CoP) will vary over time, but will include:

  • Fostering a community of like minded people committed to the same purpose of developing the practice of consumer, carer and community engagement;
  • Providing each other with online and live forums or other activities that add value to the purpose and inspires and sustains our work;
  • Sharing information, resources and experiences with other members of the community, to develop understanding and improve practice;
  • Supporting the reduction of duplicated process and systems and improved coordination of activities where appropriate;
  • Exploring opportunities for collaborative projects among community members;
  • Providing recommendations on ways to improve consumer and clinician engagement within the health system

Why You Should Join Us

We are a community of people interested in the practice, importance and benefit of consumer, carer and community engagement in the Health sector. 

First and foremost, we are people, there is no hierarchy, qualification or life experience that makes any member of the group more or less.

Membership of this CoP is open to anyone with an interest in developing the practice of consumer, carer and/or community engagement in the WA health sector, or shares similar interests, goals, and or objectives to the community.  Clinicians, staff of health services providers, consumers and carers are all equally welcome to contribute to this community.


Our shared code of practise

We are a community of people interested in the practice, importance and benefit of consumer, carer and community engagement in the Health sector. First and foremost, we are people, there is no hierarchy, qualification or life experience that makes any member of the group more or less.

We each take responsibility for the tone and content of our communication at all times and acknowledge if we have reacted or mis-interpreted someone else’s communication. We are also responsible for the accuracy of anything we say or share and for ensuring we have the permission to share any information that is not our own.

Different views and experiences are welcome and we are all responsible for setting the standard for how the groups supports, explores and learns from these different ideas and experiences.

As a community we do not tolerate behaviour and communications aimed to:

  • Denigrate, belittle and/or disrespect other participant’s opinions and comments
  • Discriminate, bully or be derogatory towards others based on their gender, age, sexual preference, relationship status, race, religion, culture, ideology, level of qualification, past experiences or appearance

We each take responsibility for supporting others to maintain these standards.

The host can elect to remove someone from the community if they feel that someone continues to communicate and interact in a way that detracts from the purpose of the community.

Joining this community is your agreement to our statement of aims and code of practise.

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