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 https://www.ncdhhs.gov/providers/lme-mco-directory 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)
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.