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Patient and Family Advisory Council

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Partners in Care

The Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is your advocate. We are a group of patients, caregivers, providers, and staff committed to ensuring that patient and family perspectives are heard. In partnership with UC San Diego Health leadership, we examine and incorporate patient and family feedback to improve services and care.

Your voice matters.
Your views help us improve the patient and family experience.

Medal of Excellence Nominations

Has a member of our staff helped you in an extraordinary way? The Medal of Excellence rewards extra-special efforts made by non-physician staff. PFAC awards it annually at the Celebrate the Care event.

To nominate someone, complete the nomination form and submit it in one of these ways:

  • Email to
  • At a check-in desk at your next visit
  • Mail to:
    Moores Cancer Center, MC 0658
    Attn: Patient and Family Advisory Council
    3855 Health Sciences Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92093

Our Purpose and Goals

Patient and family-centered care is an integral part of personalized medicine. Our purpose and goals are to:

  • Humanize the cancer experience by ensuring patient and family perspectives are heard and integrated
  • Improve the patient experience by focusing on how we can provide excellence in patient care, help patients navigate through their cancer care, and increase awareness of our services throughout the community
  • Provide leadership with the perspectives of patients, families, community members, volunteers, and employees
  • Participate in cancer education programs and quality improvement projects
  • Recognize staff, faculty, and volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a member, download an application and email it to Ann Valentine, co-chair of the Moores Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council.

PFAC members
Members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Contact Us

To share an experience or concern, please email or call 619-543-5678.

Get Involved

To apply or learn more about becoming a member of the Patient & Family Advisory Council, download an application or call 858-822-5381.

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