Opportunities for consumer involvement in research implementation (e.g. guidelines panels, surveys, conferences, workshops, and more).
In keeping with its role as an consumer-scientist partnership, CUE maintains a clearinghouse function, which seeks to place consumers in contact with healthcare professional organizations so their voices might be incorporated into important healthcare decisions. Consumer representatives often play an important role in research implementation processes such as clinical guidelines panels, grant-writing, peer review, and conference workshops. The clearinghouse is a way for organizations to request consumer representatives and for consumers to respond directly to those requests. Since 2007, CUE has fostered over 75 partnerships between consumers and policymaking organizations, including 12 in 2014 alone. This online tool is meant to streamline the process of matching consumer representatives with organizations.
If you are a CUE member interested in participating as a consumer representative, click the "Open calls for Consumer Engagement" link above. All active requests are listed, including details such as requirements for participants and timelines of involvement, if available. A completed application form should be sent to Reva Datar, MPH, CUE Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Further learning: CUE Video Series: Serving on an Advisory Panel
If your organization is interested in having a consumer or consumers participate in one of your functions, click the "Submit a request for Consumers" link above. A completed request form should be sent to Reva Datar, MPH, CUE Coordinator (email@example.com). Your request will be added to the list of open requests.
To all participants:
Please expect to be asked for feedback at the terminus of your partnership. Getting information about the quality of the partnerships we enable is essential for CUE to report to funders and to improve performance moving forward. Thank you!
Feedback from past partners:
When asked to describe their CUE-educated patient/consumer representative, two respondents used the words “diligent” and “resourceful” to describe two different patient/consumers. All respondents said they would want to partner with CUE again for future research implementation activities, as appropriate.