The Family Advisory Council was formed at Children’s Hospital in 2008. Having family members serve in an advisory role to the hospital allows them to have input and influence on policies, programs and practices affecting the delivery of care and services for children and families.
In a Family-Centered Care environment, it is imperative that parents be integrally involved in processes throughout Children’s Hospital. The Family Advisory Council will bridge the gap between families and staff to improve the health of children by providing input and influence with regard to policies, programs and practices affecting the delivery of care and services in a family-centered environment.
Priority Goals for the Family Advisory Council
The Family Advisory Council has selected four broad goals that will serve to focus and shape specific actions:
- To respond to hospital departmental requests for assistance and/or advice.
- To provide outreach and education to the parent community and to the staff and provider community of the hospital. The education component includes both the education of the Advisory Council as well as educational efforts provided by the Advisory Council.
- To provide input regarding facility planning and development.
- To serve as a clearinghouse and provide oversight for the other family committees and councils related to the hospital and its services to ensure the continuity of family-centered care and preventing duplication of efforts.
How to Get Involved
If you would like to speak with one of our council members or for more information about getting involved, please call (865) 541-8909 or fill out our comment form
Apply to Join The Family Advisory Council
If you would like to become a member of the Family Advisory Council, please download this PDF application
and follow the instructions on the form.