Family Advisory Council
The Council will work...
- To educate the community about Medical Home and Family Centered Care
- To bridge the gap between families and their medical home to improve the health of children by providing input and influence with regard to policies, programs, practices and affecting the delivery of care and services in a family-centered environment
- To heighten awareness of specific disabilities and promote effective medical home care for children with special medical needs
- To encourage networking within the community and surrounding communities
- To become stronger advocates for our children and families
- To promote quality communication between families, medical care team, and their community
- To educate and empower families to be active partners in their children's care
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) describes the medical home as a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.
Family Advisory Council members
- clinicians and nurses
- CHaD staff
- community partners
Each month, the Council discusses ongoing initiatives and assigns follow-up directives. Members are required to attend the monthly meetings and to work on issues outside of Council meetings.