Family Section


Family Advisory Council

Special Health Services supports a nine member Family Advisory Council that meets four times each year. This council is the primary way that SHS assures family involvement in program and policy. Families advise staff about services for children with special health care needs and their families.

Family Advisory Council Minutes

Family Handbook


Family Information and Support Services

SHS funds two service contracts that support information, training, and support activities on behalf of families. Information is available through the following links:



Family Newsletters

Family Matters August 2016 (1.58Mb pdf) Family Matters Newsletter
Family Matters December 2015 (2.14Mb pdf) Family Matters Newsletter


Training Opportunities

  • Family Voices of North Dakota is offering free training in Wahpeton, ND on July 11 and July 18 for parents of children with a special health condition. Please follow this link: See Flyer
  • Family Voices of North Dakota Parent Leadership Institute weekend retreat to be held June 9th through June 11th, 2017 in Edgeley, ND. For more information and to fill out an application, please follow this link.


For more information, please contact Special Health Services at:

Special Health Services
North Dakota Department of Health
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701.328.2436
Toll Free: 800.755.2714
TTY: 800.366.6888
Fax: 701.328.1645