CFAC Update May 2019

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare — May 08, 2019
The Executive Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) meets May 30 to continue the group’s work updating the Cardinal/CFAC Relational Agreement. Once completed, the changes, in conjunction with the new bylaws, will accommodate plans to consolidate the seven existing CFACs into four regional groups. 

The restructuring idea came from members and family members who voted on the change at a CFAC summit in the fall.

The Executive CFAC also plans to meet at its regularly scheduled time on June 27.

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 meeting will be May 30. It was called to continue work on the Cardinal/CFAC Relational Agreement. The regularly scheduled meeting is still planned for June 27.

Until the consolidation is complete, 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 May 28.
Five County CFAC represents Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties. Upcoming events:
  • Mental Health Awareness Day – May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kirkwood Adams Community Center, 1100 Hamilton St., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Group games, a raffle and vendors representing mental health providers and community partners. Food provided.
  • Meeting – May 14, 6 p.m., Maria Parham Health – Franklin, 100 Hospital Drive, Louisburg, NC 27549. Dinner at 6 p.m. If you plan to attend, contact Angelena Kearney-Dunlap at Questions: Member Engagement Specialist Monae Davis, 252-425-2857.
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. The next meeting is on May 16.
OPC CFAC – The OPC CFAC represents Orange, Person and Chatham counties. Upcoming events:
  • Opioid Epidemic Overview: May 9, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., at the OPC Community Office, 201 Sage Road, Suite 300, Chapel Hill, N.C. Featured speaker: DeDe Severino, Section Chief of Addictions and Management Operations with the N.C. DHHS DMH/DD/SAS.
  • Meeting: May 9, 6 to 8 p.m., at Cardinal Innovations’ OPC Community Office, 201 Sage Road, Suite 300, Chapel Hill, N.C.
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. The next meeting will be May 21 at the Piedmont Community Office, 4855 Milestone Ave., Kannapolis, N.C.

Triad CFAC – Represents members and their family members from Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and Rockingham counties. Meets the second Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Triad Community Office, 650 Highland Ave, Suite 130, Winston-Salem, N.C. The next meeting is on May 13.

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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