For more information regarding family leadership, please contact the regional center at 414-266-5699.
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 Hospital’s 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 Hospital of Wisconsin’s advocacy work.
Family Partners Program
The Family Partners Program allows parents and other family members to serve as advisors on committees, focus groups, panel presentations, and assist with conference planning. They can share their experiences with doctors and nurses in training, give presentations from the family point of view, review educational materials and more.
Learn More about the Family Partners Program
Family Action Network
The Family Action Network (FAN) is a distributed email list connecting families who have children with special health care needs to issues surrounding special health care needs. Through FAN, parents can learn about advocacy, training, leadership opportunities and become informed about policy and legislative changes that may influence their children and families.
You can join the Family Action Network Listserv by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Advisory Committee
The Family Advisory Committee (FAC) of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is made up of a diverse mix of families who serve as an advisory resource for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Learn more about the Family Advisory Committee.
Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking
This program funded by the Board of People with Developmental Disabilities teaches every person who goes through the program, the knowledge, tools, and confidence necessary to make an impact in their community. To learn more about this program visit www.wi-bpdd.org