NICU Parent and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation
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Donate now to help us create and sustain programs that celebrate, honor, and support parents and families during their NICU stay.


raised by 43 people

The NICU Parent and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) was created in 2015 to improve collaboration and the overall parent and family experience in the Poudre Valley Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The council is comprised of parent volunteers who have had children in the PVH NICU. By sharing their insights and experiences, the parent volunteers work together with the NICU staff to develop and implement programs for current and former NICU families.

To advise the NICU staff on patient needs from a family's perspective and to support a family-centered environment.

To raise funds for a broad array of NICU family programs. Examples of programs supported by your donation include the Milestone Bead Program, a program that serves as a connection between parents, their baby, and their health care team. The program provides a tangible symbol of the baby's progress and enables parents to celebrate important milestones.

- Development of a milestone bead program. Glass beads are distributed to commemorate unique and important milestones (first hold, first bath, hearing test, etc.) throughout a baby's NICU stay.
- Creation of parent and family education and support materials including activity and coloring books for siblings.
- Distribution of "Welcome bags" filled with comfort care items (facial tissue, lotion, insulated milk storage bag, personalized card, etc.).
- Distribution of free books to parents and families to encourage reading during the first days and month of a baby's life.
- Participate in annual UCHealth NICU and Special Care Nursery reunion.

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