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Teen Advisory Board

Graphic of four hands reaching for a heart and the words: PFAC patient family advisory council TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens and young adults who provide valuable input and feedback to Children’s Mercy.

TAB members have personal experience in the health care system and come from different backgrounds and communities.

What do TAB members do?

Members provide patient perspectives on:

  • Hospital processes.
  • Design and flow of spaces.
  • Educational resources for patients and families.

Members also:

  • Voice concerns, ideas and suggestions.
  • Share their experiences to help improve the experiences of others.

Become a member

To become a TAB member, you must:

  • Be 13-18 years old.
  • Be a current or past Children’s Mercy patient.
  • Have had your medical condition for at least 1.5 years.
  • Have good attendance and effort at school.
  • Be recommended by a Children’s Mercy staff member.


View the TAB PFAC bylaws to learn more about our meetings and expectations of members.

Teen Advisory Board Application

Complete our application and volunteer consent forms to apply.

TAB members can apply to become a member of additional teen groups at Children's Mercy:

Contact Us

Amanda Woelk
Child Life Manager
(816) 234-3702

Melissa Pulis
Child Life Director
(816) 234-3537