Patient and Family Advisory Councils at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

At The Johns Hopkins Hospital, we are committed to partnering with patients, families, and caregivers throughout their healthcare experience. There are eight patient and family advisory councils (PFACs) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with over 200 members that include patients, family members and hospital staff. Each PFAC meets for two hours in the evening, typically once a month. All meetings are currently held via Zoom. We welcome members who represent diversity with respect to culture, race, religion, age, sexual preference and socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.

  • Read Our Newsletter

    This newsletter (PDF) is published biweekly since April 2020 and provides a variety of updates and resources to our PFAC members.

  • See Our Accomplishments

    Read our annual report (PDF) to learn more about the activities, accomplishments and next year's goals of each of our councils.

Patient Advisor Role and Responsibilities

Patients and their families are knowledgeable members of the care team and can offer unique perspectives and valuable feedback about their experience at a hospital. Learn more about what it’s like serving on a PFAC.

How to Join

If you or someone you love received care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and have ideas to help improve care for patients and families, we invite you to join one of our councils as a patient and family advisor. Your perspective matters to us and will help us improve the care we provide to all. The application process involves submitting an application, participating in an interview and completing the volunteer recruitment process

To join the Teen and Children's Council, please fill out this application.

To join any of the other councils, please use this link:

Submit Application

For more information, email us or call 443-287-0110.

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PFACs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital