Family Forum Vision, Mission & Values


The Family Forum’s vision is that, by recognizing that families are full partners in the care of our children, we support UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's goal of becoming the leader in family-centered care.


The mission of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Family Forum is to partner with hospital staff to bring the voice and perspective of parents and families to the hospital. Members of the Family Forum work to promote the practice of family-centered care, advocate for children and their families to be full partners in their medical care, and improve quality and patient safety at Children's Hospital.


Members of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Family Forum believe:

  • In the inherent value and uniqueness of every child and his or her family
  • That the family is the primary advocate in the life of the child and the repository of key information about the child
  • That dynamic partnerships between family members and hospital staff result in the best health outcomes and safest care for patients
  • In honoring and respecting the diverse nature of all families

View UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Vision, Mission and Values.

Join the Family Forum

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