Family Engagement in Systems Assessment Tools: New Strategies to Facilitate Ease and Standardization of Use
Through three previous rounds of foundation funding, Family Voices has developed and implemented the Family Engagement in Systems Assessment Tool (FESAT). This tool and its accompanying resources are designed to help child-serving health care entities assess, plan, and improve family engagement in systems-level initiatives. The most recent grant demonstrated wide usage of the FESAT by national programs, indicating a growing awareness of the value of family engagement. This new grant will support implementation of strategies to facilitate and standardize use of the tool, with a focus on partnership with federal Title V programs, which are a key source of support for promoting and improving the health of mothers and children, including those with special health care needs, in all fifty states and US territories.