Family Engagement

Creation of a Parent Mentor Program to Meet the Health Equity Needs of Children and Families from Diverse Backgrounds


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Primary Contact

Karen Wayman

Grant Amount

$225,000 for 24 months

Date Awarded

May 2022


The current health care system perpetuates inequities for many diverse children and families. With this grant, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford will create a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Parent Mentor Program that will focus on Spanish-speaking parents with limited English proficiency, parents of children with developmental disabilities, parents of children in gender transition, and parents with differing faith and food practices. The team also will develop a training platform for use by other pediatric hospitals.