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's Wisconsin 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 is a group of family volunteers who have children that receive care and services through any Children’s Wisconsin location. It includes allows parents and other family members to serve as advisors on committees, focus groups, panel presentations. The goal is to incorporate family input, based on their experiences, into program design, quality improvement initiatives, policy reviews and other activities that impact patients and families.
Getting families involved in the healthcare decision-making process benefits everyone. Some suggestions have helped the hospital save money and improved patient satisfaction. Families benefit from their participation since it provides an opportunity to give back and help make meaningful change. Much of this program is virtual, so feel free to join us from anywhere!
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 email@example.com.
Family Advisory Committee
The Family Advisory Committee (FAC) is a multidisciplinary committee consisting of hospital as well as family representatives that serve as an advisory resource to Children’s Wisconsin. The mission of the FAC is to promote and support family-centered values throughout Children’s Wisconsin’s entire system. The FAC strives to promote respectful, effective partnerships among families, professionals and the community that lead to increased understanding and cooperation between families and professionals and ultimately increased patient/family satisfaction.
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