Abstract: This presentation is about a model for working with your community in a way that releases ownership to consumers and the community in your local area. It’s about letting community members know about health discussions that may be of interest to them and inviting them to share their knowledge, experience and strategies for managing their health. The model that has been used successfully with the national Community Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) Program in rural and regional areas, largely because of the strengths of rural communities. Strengths such as the willingness of people to be involved and use their networks to get others involved. Examples of community engagements in a number of rural communities are used to outline how the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia (CHF) partnered with local communities to encourage QUM.