Family Advisory Committee

The Family Advisory Committee of Children's Hospital of WI is a diverse group of parents who volunteer their time to share ideas about how to improve services and help make decisions about new programs. They represent both inpatient and outpatient experiences.

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.


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