The Child Health Advisory Council (CHAC) was formed in July 2010 to provide an organised way for parents and guardians to offer input on issues that impact the care of children.
The council also provides a family perspective for the Canterbury DHB Child Health Service on decisions that need to be made or changes that are being developed. The council comprises 8 parents, 1 representative from Māori and 1 from Pacific communities, 3 hospital staff representatives and a space is held open for a representative from the West Coast.
View a printable copy with photographs of the current membership of the Child Health Advisory Council (PDF, 400KB)
This document outlines the purpose of CHAC members being involved as whanau consumer representatives on various health groups. Child Health Advisory Council – Goals and Expectations
For more information about the Child Health Advisory Council, how you can incorporate family input into your project, or if you have a suggestion for the Child Health Advisory Council, just send an email to CHAC@cdhb.health.nz
Page last updated: 12 April 2021
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