The Bureau of Family Health (BFH) Family Advisory Council (FAC) is made up of family members and consumers who are interested in helping drive positive changes to maternal and child health services and inform programs for women, children, and families. So, what does this mean? It means that we are looking for dedicated family members or consumers across the state to tell us what it is like to live in their community and access services. We want to hear your opinions, ideas, experiences, and stories.
Our goal is to assure the needs of families and consumers are central to programming, initiatives, and special projects. In other words, making sure the needs of families are first and foremost in our minds in all we do. That's why we created this Council. We want to...
- ...learn from family and consumer experiences to make better program decisions.
- ...run programs with the needs of the family/consumer at the center of what we do
We believe the only real way to do this is by having families and consumers by our side, working with us as part of our team.
To learn more about the Council's Vision, Purpose and Mission, click here.
The FAC is made up of several different work groups that focus on specific areas and programming for the Bureau of Family Health.
Members of our council are valuable partners in our work and we are so proud to have these family and consumer leaders by our side as we try to make life better for all women, children, and families in Kansans.
Council Structure & Meetings
The full FAC meets quarterly, alternating virtual meetings and in-person. The 2021 Schedule is as follows:
In general, meetings will be on the third Saturday of every third month. Changes to the schedule are at the discretion of the Bureau of Family Health or the FAC Membership.
- Virtual/Zoom (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
- In-person* (9:30 am - 4:00 pm)
*Note: In-person meetings will resume when current concerns with health conditions allow.
We will be continuing to host virtual chats for families or consumers to learn more and see if joining the Family Advisory Council is an opportunity they'd be interested in.
At this time, we have concluded the December 2020/January 2021 Virtual Chats.
If you missed them, take a look at the presentation!
Stay tuned - more chats will be scheduled with dates released in February!
We are actively recruiting families and consumers interested in serving in the
Children with Special Health Care Needs and Child (ages 6 to 11) Work Groups.