About the EMSC Family Advisory Network (FAN)

In 1999, the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (NRC) created the Family Advisory Network (FAN) to facilitate the inclusion of family representatives in state EMSC programs. Today, the FAN membership includes family representatives from 54 states and territories.  As of July 2010, seven EMSC grantees had more than one state family representative on their team.

What FAN Members Do

FAN members contribute to their state program activities in numerous ways, including, but not limited to: serving as members, chairs, and co-chairs of their state EMSC advisory committee; coordinating special community outreach projects, such as the Special Needs Alert Program (SNAP) in Delaware; assisting with the development and implementation of EMSC policy objectives; and helping to plan, present, and promote educational offerings within their state.

Family representatives are also involved at the national level. Several FAN members sit on the Federal EMSC Strategic Planning Committee; others are involved on the Annual EMSC Grantee Meeting Planning Committee. In addition, members share resources and information through the NRC weekly electronic news digest EMSC QuickNews.

For More Information

To learn more about FAN or to inquire about involvement in the network, contact the EMSC National Resource Center at emscinformation@childrensnational.org.