Little girl in a wheelchair at AdventHealth for Children wearing a Captain Marvel gown and using the Disney Team of Heroes mobile app.

How Disney's Initiative Comes to Life

Disney's Initiative delivers comfort and inspiration to families with children facing serious illness by reimagining the patient and family experience in children's hospitals, providing patients and families with special opportunities for shared experiences, exploration and play.

Exceptional offerings and spaces celebrate the resilient spirit of children everywhere by facilitating moments of comfort, joy, empowerment and choice, as well as the chance to connect with family and beloved Disney friends during each visit.

Staff Engagement Provides Opportunities for Employees to Connect and Feel Part of This Work

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    Disney Institute Training

    Customized training to equip hospital leaders and staff of all levels with personalized knowledge enhances the experience for patients and families with exceptional care, compassion, comfort and connection.

  • Multicolored Disney Team of Heroes badges.

    Staff Badges

    Pinned to a doctor’s coat or a caretaker’s scrubs, badges with the familiar smiling face of a favorite character give comfort and encouragement to young patients.