As pediatricians and editorial board members, we recognize the importance of partnering with families, and our journal is always looking for ways to promote such partnerships. Previously, this has been done through a wide range of articles, such as research articles, guidelines, and commentaries, in which researchers assessed how to develop partnerships to promote patient- and family-centered care. However, because the voices of patients and families are central to what we do, we decided this past year to go a step further by introducing a new section to Pediatrics entitled “Family Partnerships.” Articles for this section are coauthored by patients or family members and their health care professionals to illustrate the value in working together to address important and complex issues. Given the increasing volume of manuscripts we are receiving for this new section, we wondered if there was even more we could do to engage families.

Because family participation...

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