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FAC About Us

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.

Work Groups Diagram

Council Structure & Meetings

The full FAC meets quarterly, alternating virtual meetings and in-person. The 2021 Schedule is as follows:

Council Meeting Dates
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 Meeting Symbol Virtual/Zoom (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
  • In-Person Meeting SymbolIn-person* (9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

*Note: In-person meetings will resume when current concerns with health conditions allow.

Want to be a member of the BFH FAC?

We are always looking for families to join in this group! If you want to help assure the family is central to state policy decisions, especially those that impact families and consumers, this is the place for you!

Submit the application TODAY!

We're Recruiting

Adolescent work group members needed:

We invite parents or family members interested in improving services for adolescents ages 12-21 to become a member of the Family Advisory Council (FAC).

We will continue 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 June/July 2021 Virtual Chats.
Stay tuned for future virtual chat schedules!

**We are also still recruiting for the Child and Women/Maternal Work Groups.**
If you missed the the March/April 2021 Virtual Chats introducing the Family Advisory Council take a look at the presentation!

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