Patients and Families

Family Forum Programs

Family Forum Programs

Family Forum members may serve in one or more programs based on their interest, skills and departmental needs. In addition, opportunities are available for members to serve on focus groups and on special projects.

Family Faculty: Family Faculty is an ongoing project of Family Forum. The goal of Family Faculty is to prepare members to teach physicians and staff about the experience of health and illness within a patient family. Through sharing their own stories, families illustrate how health care professionals can best partner with families in the delivery of pediatric health care.

Family Advisors: Family Advisors are patient family members who, along with hospital and physician representatives, work as a guide to the hospital’s priorities and planning. Families are assigned to hospital committees to ensure the patient/family perspective is considered in planning patient care and family support initiatives.

Family Forum members hold community seats on hospital standing committees, including:

  • Condition Help Steering Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Infectious Disease Committee
  • Patient Safety Oversight Committee

Future Family Forum Initiatives

Family Resource Center: An ongoing project of the Family Forum is developing programming for the 20,000-square-foot Family Resource Center. Family Forum members advise staff and guide the activities available to families in partnership with the resource center staff.

Family Forum members will hold seats on subcommittees that are in development, including:

  • Radiology Subcommittee for families with vast experience with the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Children’s
  • Support Services Subcommittee will look at issues at Children’s including parking, Dietary, Housekeeping and family housing

Join the Family Forum

If you would like to join our Family Forum or refer a parent, please view our requirements and application process.

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Last Update
February 24, 2010
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Last Update
February 24, 2010
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