Family Leadership Opportunities
Children’s Advocacy Network
Children and families face many issues that are influenced by local, state and federal policies. Children’s Advocacy Network (C.A.N.) is Children’s Wisconsin network of supporters who advocate on behalf of the health and well-being of Wisconsin’s children. Learn more about C.A.N. and Children’s Wisconsin’s advocacy work.
Family Advisory Committee
The Family Advisory Committee (FAC) is a multidisciplinary committee consisting of hospital as well as family representatives that serve as an advisory resource to Children’s Wisconsin Fox Valley. The mission of the FAC is to promote and support family-centered values throughout Children’s Wisconsin’s entire system. The FAC strives to promote respectful, effective partnerships among families, professionals and the community that lead to increased understanding and cooperation between families and professionals and ultimately increased patient/family satisfaction.
Learn more about the Family Advisory Committee.
Family Partners Program
The Family Partners Program is a group of family volunteers who have children that receive care and services through any Children’s Wisconsin location. It includes parents and other family members to serve as advisors on committees, focus groups, panel presentations, and as speakers or reviewers of program material. The goal is to incorporate family input, based on their experiences, into program design, quality improvement initiatives, policy reviews and other activities that impact patients and families.
Getting families involved in the healthcare decision-making process benefits everyone. Some suggestions have helped the hospital save money and improved patient satisfaction. Families benefit from their participation since it provides an opportunity to give back and help make meaningful change. Much of this program is virtual, so feel free to join us from anywhere!
Family Action Network
The Family Action Network (FAN) is a listserv connecting families who have children with special health care needs to issues of interest. Through FAN,(broken link) parents can learn about advocacy, training and leadership opportunities and become informed about policy and legislative changes that may impact their children and families.
You can join the Family Action Network Listserv by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org