13th United States Health Freedom Congress
September 23rd & 24th, 2022
The Congress is a Gathering of State and National Health Freedom Organizations, Leaders, and Advocates
Hosted by National Health Freedom Coalition
The 13th U.S. Health Freedom Congress will reconvene on September 23rd and 24th 2022 at the Hilton MSP Airport Hotel, Bloomington, Minnesota.
The United States Health Freedom Congress brings together over 50 health freedom organizations and their trusted leaders from across the nation and numerous other health freedom leaders and general participants. The attendees join and work together for two days, culminating in an evening Health Freedom Awards Banquet and a Keynote Speech.
- Voting Member organization representatives will represent health freedom organizations from across the nation and be joined by additional leaders and advocates to participate in the activities of the 2022 Health Freedom Congress.
- The Voting Member organizations will have a time slot on the first day where they will re-convene the Congress and sit “in the round”. Each organization will be able to share their strengths and campaigns with each other and strategize ways to work together, strengthening the health freedom movement through unity and solidarity.
- All Congress Participants and Voting Member representatives will together participate in Open Space sessions throughout the days.
- The Congress Meet and Greet will be Thursday evening to kick off the event, and the Congress will close with an awards banquet Saturday night.
As a Congress Participant, you will:
- Observe the Friday morning Congress Circle proceedings, discussions, and passage of resolutions.
- Participate in Friday and Saturday Open Space activities with national and state organization leaders and other attendees. Open Space is a communication activity used at meetings by organizations all over the world to bring diverse individuals together in a self-ordered environment that fosters creativity, empowers collaboration, and creates meaningful outcomes.
- Dialog about effective tactics and strategies to protect our freedom to choose in areas such as: agriculture and food freedom, health practitioner rights to practice, health choice and right to refuse, unconstitutional mandates, parental rights, mercury in dentistry, genetic modifications, EMF health issues, geoengineering, and more.
- Share organic meals and connect with fellow health freedom advocates and leaders.
- Attend educational and social evening events including the Health Freedom Awards Banquet.
- Develop collaborative relationships.
Join Us in our Vision and Purpose for the Health Freedom Congress:
- To bring together key organizations and leaders in the United States Health Freedom movement;
- To experience an egalitarian gathering of autonomous and diverse leaders, where leaders communicate face-to-face in the round (Congress-style format);
- To increase collaboration and inspire each other to unity and solidarity;
- To identify top health freedom issues and topics impacting health freedom;
- To find areas of common ground and pass health freedom resolutions;
- To work together to identify strategies for enhanced health freedom; and
- To celebrate the health freedom movement and give awards honoring successful leaders.
2022 Congress: Keynote Speaker
We are honored to announce Scott C. Tips JD as Keynote Speaker for the 2022 Health Freedom Awards Banquet. Our esteemed colleague has been General Counsel for the National Health Federation since 1989, the World’s oldest health-freedom organization for consumers. He is also Editor-in-Chief of NHF’s magazine, Health Freedom News. As NHF President he has been a frequent speaker for health freedom on several continents and through many radio, virtual, and in person programs.
Unique among all health-freedom organizations, National Health Federation is the only health-freedom organization accredited by the Codex Alimentarius Commission to participate at all Codex meetings. In this role, NHF actively shapes global policies for food, beverages, and nutritional supplements by submitting scientific research and arguments about food standards and guidelines, speaking out during the many meetings of delegates, and influencing the wording of Final Reports on all Codex meetings that NHF attends. Scott Tips and NHF have had, and continue to have, a vital global impact on health and freedom.
Facilitated by Denise Lewis Premschak
“The ability to perceive or think differently is even more important than the knowledge gained.”
David Bohm, New Scientist (February 1993)
- A meeting technology used all over the world to bring individuals together for shared purpose and insight. The method itself sets up an environment that fosters shared vision, empowered participants, and self-ordered groups.
- An integral component of the Congress intended to help inform outcomes, enrich ongoing work, and forge alliances for future action.
- Designed for building on the vision and experience of Health Freedom Congress participants, it provides a safe space to gather together to re-invent ways of relating to one another, create possible futures, and transform.
- During Open Space, dialog groups will convene around topics of shared interest and passion. The agenda is wholly determined by the participants and the time and space allotted.
- Dialog groups’ topics are settled upon by participants in a dynamic ‘marketplace’. Topics are inspired by previous sessions, presentations, and an overarching conference theme.
- Everyone is invited to convene or attend a dialog circle on a topic that matters to them, and further, all are invited to move freely among the various topic circles.
When and Why?
- Open Space works best when the work to be done is complex, the people and ideas involved are diverse, the passion for resolution (and potential for conflict) are high, and the time to get it done was yesterday. It’s been called passion bounded by responsibility, a simple, powerful way to get people and organizations moving — when and where it’s needed most.
- While Open Space is known for its apparent lack of structure and welcoming of surprises, it turns out that the Open Space meeting is actually very structured — but that structure is so perfectly fit to the people and the work at hand, that it goes unnoticed! This kind of structure is in its proper role of supporting (not blocking) people’s best work.
What will happen? We never know exactly what will happen when we open the space for people to do their most important work, but we can guarantee these results when any group gets into Open Space:
- You’ll engage with your own and with others’ perspectives on Health Freedom issues, challenges, and opportunities.
- All of the issues that are MOST important to the participants will be raised.
- All of the issues raised will be addressed.
- It is literally possible to accomplish in a day or two what some other approaches take weeks or months to do.
- The common result is a powerful, effective acknowledging, connecting and strengthening of what’s already been happening.
How to prepare?
Bring your own ideas, experiences, purpose, and passion. Plan to be fully present, open to new ideas, and willing to be surprised.
Open Space is a meeting technology used by organizations all over the world to bring diverse individuals together in a self-ordered environment that fosters creativity, empowers collaboration, and creates meaningful outcomes.
At Congress, Open Space is a container for connecting with important allies to construct and expand future action, enrich our ongoing work, and regenerate our spirits.
Denise Lewis Premschak is the founder of Field Guide, LLC, and serves as its principle consultant, coach, and facilitator. Across many disciplines, she promotes creative approaches to complex needs through leadership training intensives, Open Space Technology, and Dialogue processes, lending her deep experience in leading change, consulting executives in change, and personal integration of change to transforming organizations. Denise is former CEO of a leading edge international consciousness organization and currently serves on the Board of Voice for HOPE-Healers Of Planet Earth, which was organized to provide strategic vision, leadership, and support to the natural health constituency wanting to be more active in reforming national health care. Additionally she advocates for health freedom, the advancement of natural healing approaches in health policy, and the end of life doula profession in her home state of Colorado where she lives with her partner of 40 years, two grown sons and three grandchildren.