Youth Advisory Council

Our Youth Advisory Council is made up of teens who can tell us what no one else can—what it’s really like to be a patient at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at Pelisyonkis Langone.

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Our Family Advisory Council, Youth Advisory Council, and Family Faculty Program give a voice to the children and families we serve.

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We value our youth advisors’ insights, ideas, and constructive criticism. With their help, we come up with ways to improve the healthcare experience for teens, children, and families.

Youth Advisory Council

Our youth advisors give us feedback about the care experience.

The Youth Advisory Council, which meets monthly, is led by a pediatric social worker and a child life specialist. The council offered important input into the design of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street.


“I’ve been able to share my story and give back to the people who helped me. I feel my voice has made a difference.”

Lia, Youth Advisory Council Member

Other contributions of our youth advisors include the following:

  • teaching medical students how to talk with young children and teens
  • helping teenagers prepare for the transition from pediatric to adult care
  • offering feedback on the Robinson Family S.Q.U.A.S.H. Program, which educates teens about healthy eating and locally sourced foods
  • sharing ideas for ways to keep our youngest patients safe from falling when in the hospital

Youth Advisory Council members are energized, motivated, and opinionated—and we welcome it. Their unique perspective is invaluable to our work.

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For more information about the Youth Advisory Council, including membership, please email us with your name and contact information.

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We drive innovations in family-centered care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital.

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