The Duke Health Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) represent the patient and family experience based on both location and care area. The list of councils continues to grow rapidly across the health system.

List of Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs)

Duke University Health System PFAC
The Duke University Health System PFAC serves as the governing body for all Duke Health PFACs. It oversees and coordinates the work of the PFACs to ensure our volunteers’ ideas and feedback are appropriately discussed and addressed.

Duke University Health System Medicare Beneficiary Advisory Council
Open to Duke Health patients receiving Medicare benefits as part of an Accountable Care Organization. Learn more here.

Special Projects PFAC
This unique PFAC engages individuals that are not associated with a specific PFAC, in the co-design of processes and work within multiple areas across Duke University Health System to provide the patient and family perspective on patient care initiatives, projects, programs, and facilities that impact the patient experience. Such areas could include, but are not limited to: DUH Communications, Care Re-Design projects, Bite-Size Quality Initiative Projects, Research, Patient Education and more. Projects vary and are subject to availability and timing.

Duke University Hospital PFACs

  • Emergency Services
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Perioperative
  • Heart
  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopaedics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Substance Use Treatment

Duke Raleigh Hospital PFACs

  • General

Duke Regional Hospital PFAC

  • General

Private Diagnostic Clinic PFAC

  • General

Duke Primary Care PFAC

  • General

Duke HomeCare and Hospice PFAC

  • General

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