Constituents' Voice

The Constituents’ Voice (also known as the “CV”) is the DWIHN consumer advisory group. The CV members include individuals who have gained valuable experience as recipients of services, and give DWIHN input concerning the design, delivery, evaluation and implementation of policies, procedures and activities, specifically as it relates to community inclusion, i.e., “a personal sense of valued participation and interaction in everyday life.”
It is charged with promoting community inclusion, i.e., a personal sense of valued participation and interaction in everyday life”.  The body includes primary and secondary beneficiaries from all major sectors of the community mental health system. Since being established in 2014, the CV has impacted the system by:
  • Addressing social determinant of health, e.g., social inclusion, health, employment
  • Awarding more than $12,000 in mini grants to persons served
  • Expanding the DWIHN reach through its Ambassador and Community Delegates programs
  • Gather member’s perspective about their services and the system to improve DWIHN policy and practices
The CV is staffed by the Customer Services Member Engagement, unit under the direction of Donna Coulter, PhD. For more information about the meeting location, contact the Constituents’ Voice liaison, Michael Shaw at or 313-833-2500.
Meetings occur on the third Friday of each month. The meetings are open to the public and occur from 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Future meeting dates:
  • June 19, 2020
  • July 17, 2020
  • August 21, 2020
  • September 18, 2020
  • October 16, 2020
  • November 20, 2020
  • December 2020 (TBA)
If you would like to become a team member of the Constituents Voice, complete and submit the CV Application.