Family Engagement Research & Reports
November 9, 2021

Key Learnings for Strengthening Partnerships: Recommendations from a National Study of Patient and Family Advisory Councils in U.S. Children’s Hospitals

By: Deborah L. Dokken, Pam Dardess, Beverley H. Johnson

A national study explored the prevalence and characteristics of Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) in children’s hospitals.  This report highlights ten key learnings from the study, and provides practical guidance about strengthening partnerships with families and patients. It is intended for hospitals that are developing PFACs and also for those with well-established councils. Topics range from the role of leadership to the use of technology in response to COVID-19.

The resource and study results were presented on a webinar, watch the recording here.