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parent partners

helping us go above and beyond 

Children and their families are at the heart of everything we do at Dayton Children’s. We recognize that families are experts in the care and understanding of their children, and that the voice of every family is important. When a family shares about their experiences in health care, we learn new ways to serve our families better.

Our parent partner programs provide opportunities for families to join with us to seek solutions to unmet needs within the hospital, to promote family centered care, and to improve the patient and family experience.

what do parent partners do?

Our parent partners serve in many different roles. As a parent partner, you may have the opportunity to share your story, review documents, help us design new spaces, or serve on an advisory council or committee.

Parent-Family Advisory Council

We know that parents are the experts when it comes to children. We believe that your ideas and experiences are the key to helping us give children the best possible care. Parent partners are volunteers who share their stories, give us advice, and tell us what matters most to families. Just like our children, parent partner opportunities come in all shapes and sizes. The following opportunities are currently available:

• virtual advisory council members

• department advisory teams

• hospital wide committees

Virtual Family Advisory Council

One way we hear your voice is through our Virtual Family Advisory Council. This group provides input online through our Yammer group. Yammer group members are asked their opinion about a variety of topics that help improve the Dayton Children’s experience. If you are interested in joining our Yammer group or want to learn more, please fill out this form

how do I become a parent partner?

We look for the following qualities in our advisors:

  • Your child is or has been a patient at Dayton Children’s in the last 12 months
  • You can speak up honestly and thoughtfully
  • You want to work on behalf of all families
  • You like working as part of a team
  • You care about making Dayton Children’s better

If you interested in becoming a volunteer parent partner, fill out this form. If you are the parent of a child who has received care at Dayton Children’s, we also invite you to learn more about our parent partner roles by emailing or calling Teresa Prouty at 937-641-5904.

contact our family partnership coordinator

for more information about our parent partners send them an email at

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