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Eating Disorders Center Patient Family Advisory Council

Graphic of four hands reaching for a heart and the words: PFAC patient family advisory council EATING DISORDERS CENTER

The Eating Disorders Center Patient Family Advisory Council will work in partnership with Children’s Mercy staff members to advocate on behalf of patients and families for the best quality of care. The council will serve as a resource for parents or guardians to provide input on policies and procedures, enhance communication, and expand education for patients and families, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, who are receiving care for an eating disorder.

Watch a special message from parents in the Eating Disorders Center Patient Family Advisory Council.


If you have read through the bylaws and feel like this committee would be a good fit for you, please fill out an application.

Contact Us

Jessica Peters
Specialist, Patient and Family Engagement, Office of Patient Experience

Parents Offering Parent Support (POPS)

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