The HHS Equity Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) is identifying potential experts with lived experience who are not federal staff to serve as paid consultants during 2023. They are particularly seeking people with lived experience in the following areas:

  • American Indian and Alaskan Native people, including those who have expertise related to tribal engagement and/or language preservation
  • People with disabilities, including those with cognitive, physical, vision, hearing, or verbal communication disabilities
  • People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or intersex (LGBTQI+)
  • People from rural communities
  • People with lived experience who have worked on topics such as data sources for equity analyses, recruitment and support for diverse research participants (e.g., for clinical trials), language access and preservation, grant applications, or communication of complex ideas simply/plain language, and those who have worked on outreach and inclusion related to sexual orientation and gender identity

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Matthew Clay at