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 will be held on the third Friday of each month. The meetings are open to the public and occur from 10:00am – 12:00noon.
Networking is from 9:45am - 10:00am.
Future meeting dates:
  • January 21, 2022
  • February 18, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • April 15, 2022
  • May 20, 2022
  • June 17, 2022
  • July 15, 2022
  • August 19, 2022
  • September 16, 2022
  • October 21, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • December 2022 (TBD)
If you would like to become a team member of the Constituents Voice, complete and submit the CV Application.