Lived experience in healthcare advocacy


Virtual 1:30-2:30 pm ET

Community & consumer engagement

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When it comes to healthcare advocacy, there’s nothing more powerful than the voices of those who have directly experienced the challenges and triumphs of navigating the healthcare system. In this impact driven conversation, presenters Alex Sheehan and Neeyaz Zolfaghari will share their lived experiences and insights as advocates within the healthcare sphere. From patients to caregivers, activists to healthcare professionals, Alex and Neeyaz will offer their experiences on the realities of advocating for a better healthcare system for all, and offer concrete suggestions for how other people with lived experience can become impactful advocates as well.

This session is open to just to people living with complex health and social needs and/or family caregivers with people with complex health and social needs. We welcome people of all levels of experience – from seasoned advocates to those just thinking about getting started!


Alex Sheehan

Mental Health Advocate and Behavioral Health Program Manager

Neeyaz Zolfaghari

Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach