Patient & Family Advisory Councils

patientfamilyadvisorycouncilA Patient and Family Advisory Council connects patients and caregivers with healthcare administration to promote communication and provide guidance on how to improve the patient and caregiver experience. Through these councils, patients and caregivers are invited to serve on committees to ensure that their voices, experiences and perspectives are heard and integrated into innovative patient-centered care initiatives.

NICHE has developed a Patient and Family Advisory Council Organizational Strategy to support hospitals and other healthcare organizations in their commitment to integrate these important councils in their NICHE program.

NICHE encourages patients and caregivers to inquire with their local NICHE facility to learn more about any Patient and Family Advisory Council opportunities.