UNC Children's Patient and Family Advisory Board

The Patient and Family Advisory Board is a group of parents and young adult patients who are currently receiving or have previously received treatment at UNC Children’s. The advisory board works together with hospital staff and our community partners to promote patient- and family-centered care within N.C. Children’s Hospital, supporting both inpatient and outpatient services.

Partnering with Patients and Families

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, your level of involvement can vary and include any of the following:

  • Attend monthly board meetings on-site or remotely where you can work with other families and staff on a variety of projects supporting patient- and family-centered care.
  • Participate in our Parent to Parent Rounding program where you will meet with families currently in the hospital to provide support as someone knowledgeable about the impact of hospitalization on the family.
  • Serve on hospital committees with healthcare staff to be the voice of our families.
  • Participate in training and education for healthcare providers on the implementation of patient- and family-centered care. 

For questions about the Patient and Family Advisory Board or for more information on joining, please contact Susan Marks or call 984-974-9086.