Shared Decision Making (SDM) is highlighted as being critical to navigating COVID-19 together with families and providers by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), interim guidance, Caring for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Family Voices has created a tool for families that provides more information about this concept, and some examples of how to initiate conversations with their care team. It is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so how can families keep their children safe while allowing them to be kids, continue to learn, and have access to their community?

The tool can be downloaded here.  Please share with your networks, and let us know how you have used this tool with your children, or families you work with!

Complete your gift to help keep families at the center of children’s health care

I'm ready
Not today

Our Vision

With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

Our Mission

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

In honor of