See how Partners determines community needs, spends tax-payer dollars, and plans to implement new projects and programs.

Partners Behavioral Health Management believes everyone should have access to our past performance and plans for the future. With information about our use of federal, state and local taxpayer dollars, you can help us ensure we continue to improve lives and strengthen our communities by focusing on positive outcomes and the proper use of funds entrusted to us.

Rutherford County seeks to re-align mental health services with Partners Behavioral Health Management

On April 9, 2018, the Rutherford County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on a resolution to disengage from its current LME/MCO, Vaya Health, to realign with Partners Behavioral Health Management. On April 11th, Rutherford County issued a letter of intent sent to key state officials and all 31 affected counties in Vaya Health and Partners catchment areas.  On April 19th, Rutherford County posted its Disengagement Plan to which it seeks comment.

For 60 days from the posting of this Disengagement Plan at, public comment is welcome and encouraged by e-mail or by mail addressed to:

Rutherford County Manager
ATTN:  LME/MCO Realignment
289 N. Main St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Following this public comment period, the County will post all responses for an additional 30 days.  Rutherford County will take into consideration feedback received. In keeping with our dedication to transparency, both Rutherford County and Partners commit to keeping the public informed during this process, including public meetings, information and listening sessions with key stakeholders and groups, and more. Please share this information with all interested parties.

Partners’ 2017 Community Behavioral Health Provider and Service Gap Analysis

Partners conducts an annual Community Behavioral Health Provider and Service Gap Analysis. This report reviews the publicly funded behavioral health services provided to the citizens of our eight counties. We use this information to decide which health care services are working, which should improve, and what needs to be added. The Department of Health and Human Services uses this document to see how well Partners’ Provider Network is meeting the needs of the communities it serves.

You can send your input and questions about the Community Behavioral Health Provider and Service Gap Analysis to

Medicaid Savings Reinvestment Plan

All the money Partners manages is for serving you and others in your community. Some of our cost-savings from Medicaid can be used for projects essential to better community health. Our reinvestment plan will show you what we have in store for your community.

Budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018

In our budget, you can see how federal, state, and local funds have been allotted to Partners. You will also find out how we expect these funds to be used.

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Fiscal Year 2017 Audited Financial Statement

Our past financial statements will show you detailed information about how Partners has received and spent funds. These statements also show audit results on our accounting practices.

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Board Meetings and Public Comment

Partners’ Board of Directors holds public meetings monthly. Attendees may sign up to speak during the public comment period for each meeting.

Board meetings are on the third Thursday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., at the Hickory office located at 1985 Tate Blvd. SE, Hickory, NC 28602. Please check our community calendar for any changes to this schedule. For more information about Partners’ Board of Directors and its meetings, please see our Board of Directors web page.

Consumer and Provider Satisfaction Surveys

View the results of NC Department of Health and Human Services 2017 Experience of Care and Health Outcomes (ECHO) Survey:

Take a look at our Reports, News, and Behavioral Health Focus newsletter for information and stories about services, programs, and initiatives Partners is offering to local communities.