Our Partners

Together, we achieve more

Our Partners

Together, we achieve more

Partner With Us

There are many ways you can work with us to involve health consumers in health services and health research:

Contact us to ask any questions about other ways you can help:

Our Current Partners

We would like to acknowledge our partnerships with the following organisations:

NSW Health

Around 63 percent of our funding comes from an NSW Health grant. NSW Health, its Local Health Services (LHDs), Pillars and the NSW Ministry of Health play a pivotal role in our work and we have a collaborative partnership working on specific projects, as well as all-of-health initiatives with our colleagues in NSW Health.

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Sydney Health Partners

HCNSW is working with Sydney Health Partners to increase consumers’ and researchers’ capacity to work together in health and medical research. Together we are developing resources and training.

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Step Up for Dementia Research

HCNSW is an organisational champion for Step Up for Dementia Research. A research participation and engagement service that connects individuals – both with and without dementia – with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure.

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Step Up for Ageing Research

HCNSW is an organisational champion for Step Up for Ageing Research. A research participation and engagement service that connects individuals with researchers conducting studies into ageing and aged care.

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Join Us

HCNSW is a partner with Join Us, an online register that patients and members of the public can join, to become part of research that will help prevent, treat and find cures for diseases. If you want to participate in research but don’t know where to start – Join Up is for you!

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Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Health Care (AWCH)

Walking the Talk is a HCNSW and AWCH partnership that is working to get more people aged between 15 and 25 involved in health advocacy. In January 2023 we released a report into the barriers and enablers around health service engagement with young people.

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Physical Disability Council of NSW

HCNSW is part of a collation of organisations, led by the Physical Disability Council of NSW, that is working to develop a care passport for health consumers in NSW. This work builds on the Better Care, Better Outcomes project looking at people’s experience of communication difficulties in NSW hospitals.

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Older Women’s Network NSW (OWN)

HCNSW and OWN NSW asked older people to share their experiences of age discrimination in health services. The resulting report “What Can You Expect at Your Age?!” shows the damaging effects of ageism where older people are stereotyped as being ‘too old’, ‘bed blockers’ or a ‘waste of resources’. Older people also had excellent ideas on what would make health care better for them, HCNSW and OWN continue to work together to develop anti-ageism training for health care providers.