By Carter Wilson, Director of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs  Keris Jän Myrick is a leading mental health advocate and executive, known for her innovative and inclusive approach to mental health reform and the public disclosure of her personal story. She has over 15 years of experience in mental health services...

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Authentic consumer partnerships have the potential to build trust, foster equity and inclusion, support community health and well-being, and improve health outcomes. However, creating these authentic partnerships requires a significant change of practice from most organizations to ensure that partnerships with consumers are mutually beneficial.  

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A webinar hosted by the National Consumer Scholars For many people, receiving a serious medical diagnosis for themselves or a loved one is a turning point in life. In the moments following a diagnosis, care providers have the opportunity to ensure that their patients understand the prognosis, process complex emotions, and connect to follow-up care...

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In this memo, Jeremy Spiegel, Esq. and Ashley Maddison, Esq. of the Rutgers Law School/Camden Coalition Medical-Legal Partnership and Evelyne Kane of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers outline ways organizations can fairly compensate lived-experience experts without jeopardizing their eligibility for federal or state benefits. These include working creatively within the current legal confines for...

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