In December, we told you about a new Solve initiative, The Lived Experience Task Force (LET). LET was designed to serve as leadership partners with Solve M.E., a partnership based on the principles of meaningful community engagement where equity is our goal and expectation.
Our LET partners — many from historically under-engaged communities — will collaborate to improve Solve’s ability to deliver responsive services, programming, training and technical assistance to organizations and other partners affected by ME/CFS and Long Covid.
In forming LET, we sought community partners who are:
- Partners affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS); these partners can be patients or caregivers
- Partners affected by Long Covid and associated conditions; these partners can be patients or caregivers
- Partners from communities that have been historically economically and/or socially marginalized and are currently affected by ME/CFS or Long Covid
We’re pleased to announce the members of LET for the inaugural 2023-24 term! They are:
- Tracy Conrad
- Ursula Carrie
- Janice Frisch
- Benjamin Ho
- Soh-Yeon Lee
- Jailyn Mercadel
- Hollis Mickey
- Kelly Ruta
- Kate Sanchez
- Lala Shanks
- Jessica Turner
- Christina Yesenofski
We’re so excited to work with our LET partners, and one of our first orders of business will be to select the topic for our upcoming EmPOWER ME event for Advocacy Week 2023.
For more information on LET members, click here.