The Family Advisory Councils give families a valuable voice. Working together with hospital leadership and staff, our councils help promote and improve family-centered care at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
We created Family Advisory Councils because we believe that we can enhance care for everyone through genuine partnership between clinical teams, patients and families. We recognize that family members are the most important members of a child’s health team. And that when we work together to reach our goals, we can provide the highest quality, family-centered healthcare services.
What do the Family Advisory Councils do?
The Family Advisory Councils are made up of patients’ families along with hospital staff and leadership. These groups offer direct input on hospital initiatives, new policies and procedures. They also provide family representatives for hospital committees.
We have several different Family Advisory Councils. Each one serves a unique purpose, but they all create mutually beneficial partnerships among patients, families and healthcare providers. Together they help enhance the quality and safety of healthcare, and ensure care is delivered in a sensitive, compassionate, family-inclusive way.
The Youth Advisory Council is a separate group, with a similar mission. It’s comprised of patients, former patients and siblings aged 13 to 18, as well as healthcare providers and hospital staff. They focus on issues important to kids.
Three ways to engage
We have many options for families to get involved with our advisory councils. Find opportunities that allow you to connect with others, improve hospital care, share ideas or support families.