Health & Human Services relies on several key advisory groups to stay connected to the needs and priorities in our community. Members of these groups represent various parts of our diverse community and provide policy guidance, advocacy for public health and social services, and help prioritize our work. They include:
- Health & Human Services Board
- Transportation Board
- Community Advocacy Committees
- Social Services Committee
- Public Health Committee
- Wake Area Business Advisory Council
Health & Human Services Board
The Wake County Health & Human Services Board is a consolidated policy and advocacy board for the Health & Human Services and Environmental Services Departments. The Board is charged with representing the broad interests of the community through statutorily defined duties.
The Wake County Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) serves as a forum for citizen suggestions and complaints concerning fares, routes and schedules. It also serves as an advocacy group for public transportation services and reviews recommendations on services provision and transit policies. The TAB reviews and makes recommendations on minimum performance standards for the system. The TAB also explores emerging issues in public transit and works with staff on solutions.
Community Advocacy Committees
Each regional Health & Human Services Center has its own Community Advisory Committee (CAC) comprised of community members representing private businesses, non-profit groups, government entities, educational associations, consumers, residents, community partners and county staff (staff liaison).
Social Services and Public Health Committee
The Board comprises two standing committees: the Public Health Committee and Social Services Committee. The Committees address the Board's priorities through their individual work plans.
Wake Area Business Advisory Council
The Wake Area Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a Wake County Health & Human Services initiative established to promote a partnership between local businesses/employers and employment and training programs in the Wake County area.