About the NC Council
The North Carolina Council of Community MH/DD/SA Programs is the statewide association representing Local Management Entities-Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs) in North Carolina. Incorporated in 1983, the Council provides its members with a strong, cohesive, statewide voice through policy analysis, communications, technical assistance, conferences and training program. It is governed by an 14-member Board of Directors consisting of an equal number of citizen area board members and LME-MCO CEOs. The NC Council seeks to work collaboratively with all MH/I-DD/SA stakeholders with the goal of improving care and services system-wide.
The Council communicates a wide range of information through its bi-monthly newsletter Community News Update, our website, Facebook page, email news blasts, annual Community Programs Directory and the Programs of Excellence publication which spotlights innovative and high quality community services.
The Council works to fashion consensus positions on statewide policy issues among its member programs then works closely with state agencies and the General Assembly in formulation of state policies affecting community services. The Council actively participates in coalitions of providers and advocates in promoting community-based services for persons with severe and long-term disabilities.