University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Family Engagement

CHSC proudly supports family engagement and has a long history of employing family support professionals, also known as Parent Consultants, Parent Partners, and Family Navigators. For decades, CHSC has advocated for increasing the role of families in Iowa's System of Care for children and youth with special health care needs. CHSC hired Julie Beckett as Iowa's first Family Navigator over 30 years ago and now employs 28 Family Navigators located in 13 community-based Regional Centers across Iowa.