Family Advisory Committee
Children's is committed to a broad partnership of families and staff in shaping current and future hospital services. While members do not need any specific experience they should have a positive approach, good listening skills, and the ability to share both positive and negative experiences in a constructive way. Interested family members are asked to complete an application and meet with committee members for an informal interview.
Previous activities of the committee include a formal recommendation for standardized family-centered rounds, review of family materials from a health literacy perspective, standardization of communication between families and clinics, feedback on the visitors policy, hospital expansion and more.
If you are interested in starting a family advisory committee or breathing life into a struggling one, click here. This toolkit was designed for a presentation at a conference sponsored by the Institute for Family Centered Care and includes information on how to develop a successful committee with administrative buy-in, meaningful goals, and committed members. In addition, sample policies, a work plan, budget, recruitment tips, outreach articles and more are included.