At Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware we’re very fortunate to have a vibrant group of teens who commit their time and talents to making the hospital a better place for our patients and families. Each month, the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) comes together to improve our care in all kinds of ways. TAC members help us make meaningful improvements for all the children and their families while in the hospital. We rely on our teen advisory council to help create new services, streamline our processes, and even weigh in on how to build a better place to care for children.
Made up of teens, many who have chronic or complex health conditions, the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) provides insight on what patients want most! TAC does whatever it takes to make the hospital a “home away from home” for the patients who come here. Our members:
TAC (formerly Youth Advisory Council) was started in 2010. Since then, we've accomplished many things:
And so much more. If you’ve been a patient here or are a patient’s brother, sister, or friend, and you have a heart for helping others, we want to hear from you.
See why our members love the TAC
“The group is supportive, generous, fun, and hard working. It is young people helping at the hospital and making it better.”
— Eliza, age 12
“My favorite project was the wheelchair covers. It was cool to go into the hospital and actually see kids sitting in wheelchairs with the covers we designed on them.”
— Emma, age 11
“I like helping think of ideas for the hospital expansion. I feel like I’m making a difference because many of my suggestions have been used.”
— Jackson, age 10
“I was an original [YAC] member until I got sick and found out what it was like to be a patient firsthand. I’d like to tell new patients that it’s hard to be in the hospital, but there are many people, including the YAC, who are doing everything they can to make it easier.”
— Jillian, age 13
Teen Advisory Council leaders comprise of members from several hospital wide disciplines including: Child life, Social Work and Physicians. Please email us at TAC@nemours.org with any questions you may have.
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