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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 15, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 11-a <br /> SUBJECT: Appointments to the Cardinal Innovations Community Advisory Council <br /> DEPARTMENT: County Manager <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Applications from Interested Individuals Travis Myren, 919-245-2308 <br /> PURPOSE: To approve appointees to the Cardinal Innovations Community Advisory Council. <br /> BACKGROUND: In late 2019, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, the designated Managed Care <br /> Organization (MCO) for Orange County, began to restructure how regional and community <br /> needs and issues are communicated to the Cardinal Innovations Board of Directors. <br /> The restructuring involved broadening the membership of the existing regional Community <br /> Boards to create Regional Health Councils. Orange County is part of the Central Regional <br /> Health Council along with Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, and Person counties. Regional Health <br /> Councils are responsible for developing and approving the Regional Health Assessment and <br /> Regional Health Improvement Plan, providing input on Community Reinvestment Initiative <br /> projects, and creating a unified approach to advising the Cardinal Innovations Board of Directors <br /> on operations and services in the region. The members of the Regional Health Councils are <br /> appointed by the Cardinal Innovations Board of Directors. <br /> The restructuring effort also broadened the membership of the existing Community Partners <br /> advisory board to create Community Advisory Councils which are unique to each County. The <br /> Community Advisory Councils are responsible for serving as a conduit for residents to ask <br /> questions and raise concerns about services provided by Cardinal Innovations and to provide a <br /> link back to the community to aid in achieving each Regional Health Council's visions and <br /> guiding principles. Community Advisory Council members are appointed by the Board of <br /> County Commissioners. <br /> Cardinal Innovations opened and managed an online application process for Community <br /> Advisory Council members. Twelve applications were received, and Cardinal Innovations has <br /> requested action by the Board of Commissioners to appoint nine individuals. The application <br /> materials for each of the applicants is attached. <br />