North Country CMH is the public behavioral health agency serving the six counties at the tip of northwest Lower Michigan . It was created in April 2003 through the merger of Northern Michigan CMH and Antrim Kalkaska CMH. Both previous agencies had more than 30 years of experience in community service. We hope to continue this fine tradition of quality, consumer-centered care. At North Country , our vision is to set the standard for excellence in behavioral health care. In FY 2008, North Country served 4,491 persons with an expenditure of just over $31 million. That represents quite a bit of activity in a very large geographic area. Our staff and board members, however, are up to the challenge. With dedication and skill, they fulfill our mission of ensuring the provision of behavioral health services that improve the quality of life in our communities. North Country CMH also serves as the Medicaid prepaid health plan for the Northern Affiliation. This is an affiliation of three mental health boards and a coordinating agency: Northeast Michigan CMH, AuSable Valley CMH, North Country CMH and Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services. As the Medicaid prepaid health plan, North Country manages approximately $56.4 million in Medicaid resources serving over 5,868 Medicaid enrollees in thirteen counties. We are fortunate to have the partnership that we enjoy with our consumers and area stakeholders, who join us in our commitment to continuous improvement in the services offered. We also are fortunate to live in the most beautiful area of a very beautiful state. If you have visited here, you will always remember our outstanding lakeshore vistas, dense forests and warm communities.