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The First Consumer Leadership Summit will take place on June 27-28, 2022

Please join us Monday, June 27th and Tuesday, June 28th in Nashville, TN, for a two-day working summit focused on strategies to improve and increase patient leadership at Health Care for the Homeless health centers.   Engaging the consumers and increasing their voices to inform the health center experience is necessary to provide high-quality human-centered health care. Many health centers are interested in including those with lived expertise in health center governance, but the question is – how to do it effectively?

Please Note: Consumers are defined as individuals with the lived experience of homelessness who receive services at a Health Care for the Homeless health centers.

This summit will bring together presenters from across the nation, including people with the lived expertise of homelessness and health center staff who will share, promising practices, resources, successes, challenges, and lessons learned to increase and improve consumer engagement in the governance at health centers. Facilitated roundtables will assist all participants in developing a local action plan to improve consumer engagement and the development of a consumer engagement assessment tool.

In recent years, we have seen the power of youth to act as changemakers in our communities and systems. However, health centers often struggle to involve youth in health center governance. Thus, this Summit will feature one track focused on engaging youth, including lessons from youth advisory boards and strategies for effective youth participation.

Registering For the Summit

The summit is planned to be held at a hotel in Nashville, TN June 27 and 28, 2022, with a registration fee of $150.00 to cover the cost of the Registration and five meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner). Although the registration fee is necessary, Council staff recognize the fee may present a barrier to some health center staff and consumers. 

If the registration fee is a barrier, please contact Katherine Cavanaugh,  Consumer Advocacy Manager at”

Summit Presenters or SME’s:

If you are registering for the summit as a presenter or a SME then use this form.

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