People First of North Carolina

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State Committees

People First 1 wants its self-advocate members to get involved with local and state committees. Joining these committees allows self-advocates to make their voices heard among people who can change policies and laws. This helps People First 1 make real changes in North Carolina. If you need help understanding information about these groups, please send us an email at [email protected].

DHHS Waiver Advisor Committee (DWAC)

DWAC gets together one time every month to give advice to Division of Health and Human Services (DHHS). DWAC gives advice about ongoing LME-MCO operations (Medicaid managed care, Innovations, and LME operations) = this means that the DWAC looks at the current way Managed Care Organizations (MCO) work

There are 7 LME-MCOs now. Please visit for more information about which LME-MCO serves your area.

For more information about DWAC, please email Greg Daniels at [email protected].

State Consumer Family Advisory Committee (SCFAC)

This committee meets the second Wednesday of every month from 8:30am to 3pm. The meeting is located on the Dix Campus in the Ashby Building. The address is 1987 Umstead Drive Raleigh, NC 27603

North Carolina Council on Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD)

The NCCDD wants to make the lives of North Carolinians with I/DD and the lives of their families better. They are working on many projects, like teaching about advocacy, community living, work opportunities, and money. You can find more information on their website.