Public behavioral health care reform in North Carolina: will we get it right this time around?

N C Med J. May-Jun 2012;73(3):177-84.


North Carolina seeks to provide affordable and high-quality care for people with mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse conditions by reforming its behavioral health care system. This article presents an overview of current efforts to achieve that goal and discusses the challenges that must be overcome if reform is to be effective.

MeSH terms

  • Developmental Disabilities / therapy*
  • Health Care Reform*
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Mental Health Services / trends
  • North Carolina
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*