One key to reform is the active participation of members of communities – the individuals and family members affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse who can best represent the perspective and needs.
Two major efforts aimed at increasing consumer and family involvement were called for in the reform plan.
One was the creation of consumer and family advisory committees (CFACs) for each local program in North Carolina. The other called for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to appoint a state consumer and family advisory committee (SCFAC) to work directly with system leadership to implement reform.
The Cumberland County CFAC meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Child and Family Services Building at 711 Executive Place to discuss and address mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability issues in Cumberland County. If you would like to contact Cumberland County CFAC members click here.
Consumer & Family Advisory Committee
711 Executive Place
Fayetteville, N.C. 28302
Cumberland County Mental Health Center’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee receives Program of Excellence Award. To read more, click here.
To view the By-Laws of the Cumberland County Consumer & Family Advisory Committee, click here.
To view the article Effects of Mental Health Reform by Julia M., CFAC member, click here.
If you have questions or comments about the Cumberland County Consumer & Family Advisory Committee, please feel free to contact Sharon Yates, Public Relations Director at 910-323-0601 or email Sharon or CFAC.