The Youth Advisory Council at Children's Hospital Colorado
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of teens who have been patients or siblings of patients at Children's Hospital Colorado. Our goal is to create a better environment for pediatric patients throughout their time at Children's Colorado. As key stakeholders, we partner with the Child Life Department to share our voices with leaders and help make decisions that impact current and future patients.
The Council provides important input to hospital leaders by:
Discussing issues that are important to kids, teens and siblings during any healthcare experience at Children's Colorado
Providing feedback and suggestions on hospital programs and projects
Assisting at hospital special events and meetings
Contributing to programs for patients and siblings
Our accomplishments include:
Assisting the planning department in designing the Anschutz Medical Campus and its East Tower expansion
Participating in designing the newly remodeled T(w)een Zone and first-of-its-kind pediatric makerspace at the Anschutz Medical Campus
Developing a survey for patients in the hospital
Participating in speaking opportunities, such as at a panel discussion for the emergency department staff, department head meetings, the Professional Affairs Committee, Ethics Conference, Parent Empowerment Conference and with volunteers
Informing decisions about the contents of Children's Colorado welcome bags
Creating art installations for Denver Arts Week Sheraton Dress Event
We've also participated in several key events and projects for Children's Colorado, including:
Videos supporting Children's Hospital Colorado
Alice 105.9 Cares for Kids Radiothon
Colorado Avalanche Fashion Show
Harley Toy Run
Children's Hospital Colorado's annual prom
Medicine cap art installation
Join the Youth Advisory Council
Council members should be:
Between 13 and 18 years old
A Children's Colorado patient or a sibling of a patient
Available to regularly attend monthly Council meetings (Tuesdays)
Available for occasional special events
Able and willing to contribute ideas and communicate in a team atmosphere
Willing to serve on the council for a minimum of two years
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Children's Hospital Colorado providers
Children’s Hospital Colorado providers are faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our specialists are nationally ranked and globally recognized for delivering the best possible care in pediatrics.
Some healthcare professionals listed on our website have medical privileges to practice at Children’s Hospital Colorado, but they are community providers. They schedule and bill separately for their services, and are not employees of the Hospital.