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Spinal Differences Patient Family Advisory Council



Graphic of four hands reaching for a heart and the words: PFAC patient family advisory council SPINAL DIFFERENCES

The Spinal Differences Patient Family Advisory Council will work in partnership with the Children’s Mercy staff members to advocate on behalf of 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. Visit our Spinal Differences Clinic page for more information on how this clinic can help with the complex medical issues that come with spinal differences.


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

Denise Rosser
Nursing Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation Medicine

DeeJo Miller
Program Manager, Patient and Family Engagement

Parents Offering Parent Support (POPS)

Children's Mercy offers a program called Parents Offering Parent Support (POPS), a network of trained parent volunteers who mentor other parents through the challenges of their child's health condition. Click the button below to learn more about requesting the support of a mentor or becoming a mentor yourself.