Recruiting “Lived Experience Expert Consultants”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CICC) to improve coordination and transparency in child policy across federal agencies, with a focus on issues such as child poverty and wellbeing. The council was established under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.

The CICC is recruiting individuals with lived experience in areas such as child care, adoption assistance, child protective services, child welfare programs, and services for children with disabilities. Individuals selected will serve as expert consultants by participating in working groups and forums. These efforts aim to develop fair and inclusive policies that address the needs of parents, children, and their communities. Please share the information below with parents, providers, and partners who may be interested.

Lived Experience Expert Consultant Details

CICC seeks a diverse group of 20 individuals with direct, firsthand experience with poverty to inform and support the work of the council. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and available up to 20 hours total from March 2024 through December 2024. Lived experience experts will be compensated for their time and effort. Individuals who are selected also will receive training and support for optimal participation and representation.

Interested applicants are welcome to attend one of two informational sessions slated for Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST (please click here to register) or Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST (please click here to register). For a copy of the informational session recording or technical assistance with the application, individuals can reach out to Gislene Tasayco at [email protected]The application deadline is Friday, February 23, 2024, at 5 pm EST.

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