How do I clarify my role as a consumer within my organization or Alliance?
Use the organizational framework.
Consumers have a unique and important perspective to contribute to health care organizations and multi-stakeholder alliances. However, it can be a challenge to identify when and how to contribute that perspective. It can help to define your role using the person-role-system framework.
Identify your formal and informal roles. Formal roles include serving on consumer advisory boards, steering committees, and work groups. Informal roles include acting as liaison to groups you influence and sharing insights about consumer needs. You also bring talents and relationships to the table from your role as an advocate or a representative in your “home” organization, as a patient with personal health care experiences, or as a member of your community.