CFAC Update: Executive CFAC Completes New Bylaws

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare — June 12, 2019
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare’s Executive Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) is close to proceeding with consolidation of the seven existing Local and Executive CFAC groups into four Regional CFACs with a steering committee.

In May, the Executive CFAC completed its adoption of new bylaws with addendums that are effective July 1.
The group’s final meeting as an Executive CFAC will be on June 27 to finalize the Relational Agreement between Cardinal Innovations and the CFAC. This agreement is the final piece needed to begin the realignment process as defined in the new bylaws.

Cardinal Innovations’ CFAC Bylaws Subcommittee, led by Triad CFAC’s Julie Whittaker and supported by Jennifer Russell, the Community Operations Project Manager for Cardinal Innovations, worked on completely revamping the bylaws.

The bylaws were then passed up through Cardinal Innovations’ Executive CFAC, led by Interim Chairperson Beverly M. Morrow, who also serves as the Piedmont CFAC Chairperson, for review and editing. Cardinal Innovations’ Office of General Counsel (OGC) Team offered support in ensuring the bylaws are consistent with N.C. General Statutes and were easy to understand and implement.

More information will be shared on how the CFAC realignment process will take place as soon as it is available. Look for more information on the Cardinal Innovations website and in the COMMUNITY newsletter so you may take advantage of opportunities to engage with CFAC in your local communities.

The restructuring idea came from members and family members who voted on the change at a CFAC summit in the fall. Once the bylaws are adopted, the new regional realignment will be as follows:
  • Five County (Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance, Warren)
  • Central: (Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Orange, Person)
  • Southern: (Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union)
  • Triad: (Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes)
The state created CFACs to provide a way for members and family members to be actively involved in the decision making process and to provide input on initiatives that improve the health and wellness of Cardinal Innovations’ members.

The CFACs are self-governing groups that have a choice to receive administrative support from the Cardinal Innovations staff. CFAC members are adult volunteers age 18 or older who receive services for mental health, intellectual or developmental disabilities, or substance use disorder (MH/IDD/SUD) or are family members of those receiving services.

Executive CFAC – Cardinal Innovations’ Executive CFAC includes three representatives from each of the community CFACs. The group meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every other month at Woodbury Park, 2929 Crouse Lane, Suite B, Burlington, N.C. The next and final meeting will be June 27. The agenda includes finalizing the Cardinal Innovations/CFAC Relational Agreement.
For the month of June prior to realignment as of July 1, 2019, Local CFACs will continue to meet and plan events. Here’s what is planned:

Alamance-Caswell CFAC – The Alamance-Caswell CFAC meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at the Alamance-Caswell Community Office, 2929 Crouse Lane, Suite B, Burlington, N.C. The next meeting is on June 25.
Five County CFAC represents Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties and meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every other month at Vance Granville Community College, 210 W. Ridgeway St., Warrenton, N.C. The next meeting is July 9. Beginning in July, the meetings will be held monthly. NOTE: The composition of the current Five County CFAC is not impacted by Local to Regional CFAC realignment, thus meetings past July 1 will continue as scheduled.

Mecklenburg CFAC – Meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every other month at Anuvia
Prevention and Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, N.C. As the next meeting scheduled falls on July 18, this meeting will no longer be held as planned due to realignment of the Southern Region CFAC effective July 1. Dates for the newly aligned Southern Region CFAC will be determined and posted upon realignment completion.

OPC CFAC – The OPC CFAC represents Orange, Person and Chatham counties and meets the at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Cardinal Innovations’ OPC Community Office, 201 Sage Road, Suite 300, Chapel Hill, N.C. The next meeting is on June 13.

Piedmont CFAC – This CFAC is comprised of members and their families from Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties. This CFAC meets on the third Tuesday of every other month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cardinal Innovations’ Piedmont Community Office, 4855 Milestone Ave., Kannapolis, N.C. The next meeting will be June 18.

Triad CFAC – Represents members and their family members from Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and Rockingham counties. Meets the second Monday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Triad Community Office, 650 Highland Avenue, Suite 130, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. The next meeting is on July 8.

If you would like to contact one of your local CFACs to provide input regarding services, service gaps or any other issue, email​.

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