Latino Family Advisory Board

The Latino Family Advisory Board (LFAB) was established in 2011 as part of a clinical research study at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The council is comprised of Spanish-speaking Baltimore families who receive medical care at the pediatric center.

Monthly council meetings allow members to share their experiences, opinions, and vision for improving the health of Latinos in Baltimore. In addition, Johns Hopkins physicians, researchers, and staff identify Latinos’ challenges in receiving care. At each meeting, the council includes physicians and clinic staff, as well as researchers and other healthcare teams seeking input for community inclusion in institutional decision-making.

The Family Council was established by Dr. Lisa DeCamp and Dr. Sarah Polk.

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13 active members – Members are Latino immigrant parents whose children have received care at CMP.

5 countries – represented Community LFAB members come from countries throughout Central and South America

>100 years of experience – Members collectively have over 100 years of experience as parents of patients at the CMP.

100% Satisfaction – In an April 2023 survey, all members reported feeling satisfied being members of the LFAB.

Teams interested in consulting with the LFAB can submit a request to receive feedback on research or clinical issues. There are two time structures, either a 30-minute or 60-minute time slot at an LFAB meeting. In order to cover meeting costs and the stipends for the LFAB participants, a fee of $600 is charged for 30 minutes and $750 is charged for 60 minutes. To learn more about our consultations please visit Research Services for more information.

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