PFCC - Engagement Opportunities

Youth Transition Patient and Family Advisory Council

This new Council will start in September 2017 to meet the need for ongoing consultation with patient and family advisors about the youth transition from the pediatric to the adult healthcare system.

Perspective members are invited to attend a meeting on September 26th to learn more about the work and to participate in a consultation. Council members will be screened and selected after this meeting.

Overview

The Youth Transition Patient and Family Advisory Council is a formal group of volunteer patient and family members who are preparing for transition or who have transitioned from the pediatric to adult healthcare services. They bring a richness of diversity in life and family health experiences to their role as patient and family advisors.

Purpose

The Youth Transition Patient and Family Advisory Council will consult, collaborate with and advise services within Alberta Children's Hospital and affiliated partners in the design, development, planning, decision-making process, evaluation and promotion of transition services for youth and their families from the pediatric to the adult health care system.

Meetings

The Youth Transition Patient and Family Advisory Council will hold regular bi-monthly meetings set a year in advance. The Council does not meet in December, June, July or August.

Members will have the option of participating in additional sub council work and/or other engagement opportunities.

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule:

Meetings are scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • September 25, 2018
  • November 27, 2018
  • January 22, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • May 28, 2019

Membership

The Council is to be comprised of about 30 members, half patients and half family volunteers who:

  • Are preparing for transition from the pediatric to adult medical services (age 15 plus) or have already transitioned to adult services.
  • Represent a variety of related experiences and pathways in transitioning to adult services.
  • Bring diversity to the Council with respect to their life and family health service-related experiences as a reflection of the population who utilizes ACH.
  • Have a desire to work collaboratively with ACH and affiliated partners in improving the quality, safety and experience of patient care.
  • Are able to participate in five to six (5-6) bi-monthly face-to-face meetings per year.

Apply to join this Council

New to the PFCC Network? Submit an application.

Current member of the PFCC Network? Send an email expressing your interest to achpfcc@ahs.ca.

Email achpfcc@ahs.ca if you have any questions.