North Carolina has joined 26 other states that have received federal funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to build a unified, vocal, and influential statewide peer and "consumer" movement, Peer Voice NC (PVNC)! This monthly update, along with weekly updates on PVNC's facebook page, will share progress, challenges and opportunities as PVNC evolves.

What is a statewide peer organization?

A statewide mental health peer and “consumer” organization is designated in each state to impact policies, practices and systems to facilitate recovery from mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. 

Nationally, other statewide peer and “consumer” organizations have lead their states in establishing:

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Meet PVNC's Strategic Planning Council

Through a rigorous evaluation process, 9 members of the PVNC Strategic Planning Council were selected, and represent diverse lived experience, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and geography of NC. 
The Council has collective experience with leadership, peer support, policy, advocacy and grassroots movements.  Congratulations PVNC Council Members and thank you!