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Advancing DEI in Children’s Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs): Resources and Learning Community

Organization: Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Primary Contact: Pam Dardess

Grant Amount: $249,858 for 24 months

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Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) are an invaluable way for hospitals and clinics to partner with their communities in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and processes that support optimal care for all. But children’s hospitals report that recruiting and retaining PFAC members who reflect the diversity of their patient populations is a top challenge. In a previous project funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the grantee identified promising practices for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in PFACs and unearthed a need for detailed implementation resources. This newly funded project will continue that work, resulting in a set of practical tools and resources for children’s hospitals to use in recruiting, onboarding, and retaining PFAC members who more accurately represent their patient populations.

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