About CHCP

Group photo of CHCP staff

CHCP team (L to R): Rebecca Ryan, Jessie Kaufman, Annie Synnot, Dianne Lowe, Jack Nunn, Bronwen Merner, Anne Parkhill, Sophie Hill, Louisa Walsh. Missing: KowLin Leong, Terry Hoo.

The Centre for Health Communication and Participation (CHCP) was established in April 2009, springing from the work of Cochrane Consumers and Communication.

Our mission is to improve the health of consumers by supporting their participation in health care through effective communication with health care providers. We have an applied focus, with three principal roles:

  • coordinating the production and publication of evidence on interventions to communicate with people about health
  • generating innovative research on communication issues that have been neglected, such as multimorbidity
  • getting evidence into practice and policy and making the results of our research accessible to healthcare professionals, consumers and patients.

Dr Sophie Hill, Senior Research Fellow and Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Consumers and Communication leads the Centre.

We receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and the National Health and Medical Research Council Cochrane Collaboration funding. Individual projects are funded from a variety of sources.

We are situated in the School of Psychology and Public Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering.

Download a brochure [PDF 617KB] about the Centre for Health Communication and Participation.

Our 2017 Year in Review Report is now available

You can find our previous Year in Review reports here:

You can contact us at cochrane-review@latrobe.edu.au