Engaging Consumers

The ability to engage and involve people with disabilities in the scientific process is vital to the long-term goals of both researchers and consumers. This expo area highlights potential avenues for delivery of information and links to groups that help to involve consumers in the formulating of knowledge.

Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare
Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE) is a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare.

Café Scientifique
A worldwide network of informal meetings that allow scientists to engage with the audience about their work and current issues.

Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNet)
The Cochrane Consumer Network helps healthcare consumers participate in their own healthcare decisions by helping them engage directly with scientific evidence.

Social Media and Public Policy
This report published by the Alliance for Useful Evidence explores how social media can improve the quality of the evidence base that informs the development of public policy.