The Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care is a unique partnership of children, families, and health professionals that advances the practice of family-centered care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and beyond. Sala’s work revolves around the belief that family-centered care—embracing children and their families as full partners with their medical team—is better care.
Sala designs, promotes, and funds new programs to deliver family-centered care. All programs are created through a proven process that includes:
- engaging with children and their families to understand their physical and emotional needs during times of complex or chronic illness
- partnering with patients and families to co-create tools and strategies for addressing those needs
- sharing the resources and tools at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and beyond
The institute's vision, research, and education fosters Sala child- and family-centered care, an approach to care that brings together expert medical treatment with emotional care for a child and their family. At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, we believe the best way to care for children is when patients, families, and healthcare professionals work together as a team. This teamwork creates care that is completely customized for the child.
Sala ensures that children and families have access to a variety of services, including child life, creative arts therapies, social work, psychology, integrative medicine, nutrition, pain management, supportive care, and spiritual support.
With your support, you’ll become part of a community helping to advance the practice of Sala child- and family-centered care.