What to call a what – Raleigh News & Observer

What to call a what?

If you’ve never had to deal with an LME, you probably don’t know what one is.

A “local management entity” is a local government agency that manages services for people with mental-health, disability or substance-abuse issues. People in the field talk about LMEs constantly because they do vital things – not providing direct care, but making sure that people who need help get the services and support for which they’re eligible. A network of public and private providers deliver the services.

But the name LME is so uninformative that Wake County is holding a contest to pick a new label for its, you know, LMEs.

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