Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare

Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE) is a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare (EBHC). CUE, organized in 2003 when the USCC invited advocacy groups to join a consumer advocate-scientist partnership, is a pioneering effort to improve consumers' ability to engage in and demand high quality healthcare.

Making Your Voice Heard: Communicating Your Message Through the Media

Acquire the ABCs of combating discrimination and prejudice via the media! Learn how to do damage control; to write an effective press release, op ed, and letter to the editor; to organize media events; what you should – and should NEVER – do in an interview; and more! Audience participation is welcome.

Susan Rogers' presentation at Alternatives 2013 

PowerPoint Presentation

The Power of Peers: How to Advocate Effectively on the Individual and Systems Level

With advocacy skills, individuals with lived experience of mental health conditions can protect their own and others’ rights, combat discrimination and prejudice, and become catalysts for systems change. This presentation, by a longtime national leader of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient (c/s/x) movement for social justice, will cover self-advocacy and systems advocacy skills. 

Joseph Rogers' presentation at Alternatives 2013 - December 4, 2013

PowerPoint Presentation

Advocacy and Rights: History and Practice

By learning to protect their own rights and assert their own preferences, individuals with lived experience of mental health conditions can combat discrimination and inadequate or harmful treatment – and they can move past self-advocacy to become catalysts for change on the local, statewide and national  levels. This presentation will focus on systems advocacy skills in the context of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient (c/s/x) movement for social justice. 

Power Point presentation by Susan Rogers, Director, The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse. Presented at the DCRC Conference, May 10, 2013.

Advocacy and Rights: History and Practice

Cultivating Leadership to Effect Change

“Cultivating Leadership to Effect Change,” a keynote presentation by Joseph Rogers at the Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services conference, presented April 25, 2013.  “The current environment demands that all of us – service providers, peers and service recipients, professionals, administrators, and citizen advocates – raise our voices to effect the change that is so vitally needed in the behavioral health arena. This keynote presentation covers how to cultivate the leaders among us, and will issue a call to action."


Office for Civil Rights: Fact Sheets

List of fact sheets provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights that explain consumers rights to receive services and benefits in programs and activities funded by HHS, without facing unlawful discrimination. Includes fact sheets on Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.