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The governing board of Trillium Health Resources has approved the realignment of Halifax County government as the county’s managed care organization.

Trillium’s board voted on the matter last week soon after the county’s board of commissioners approved the realignment at their August 9 meeting.

“Trillium has strong existing relationships with Halifax County given its proximity to our catchment area,” said Leza Wainwright, Trillium CEO. “We work with their department of social services on needs for foster children, and already have contracts with many of the providers who serve Halifax County.  We know they have been leaders in the Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. We look forward to formalizing this relationship once they join the Trillium region.” 

North Carolina law gives county leadership the right to disengage from an MCO following a specific list of rules and with approval from the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

In preparation for previous county transitions, including Columbus and Nash, Trillium held public information sessions and met with county leaders to guide discussions and planning. The date for Halifax County to join Trillium will take place by the end of the calendar year. 

Trillium’s website will share information as it becomes available during this transition.