You will often hear people call Partners a North Carolina local management entity/managed care organization or LME/MCO.

We think of ourselves as an MCO…a Member Care Organization™.

The system of care we manage is shaped by the choices of our members and their families and designed to meet the unique needs of each of the communities we serve in Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rutherford, Surry, Stanly, Union and Yadkin counties.

The key to creating healthy communities is education and resources.

That’s why Partners Training Academy was created — it is your resource for education and training for behavioral health including mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disabilities topics.

Upcoming Events:

Visit the Provider Knowledge Base for information about Partners’ Quarterly Provider Webinars.

Expert Trainers

Partners finds expert speakers to teach the latest research and methods.


Training sessions are offered in person, via video conference, and via webinar at multiple locations.

Cost Effective

Partners Training Academy events are offered at little or no cost to you.