Welcome to the County of Berks
All About the Healthy Transitions Grant
All About the
Healthy Transitions Grant
Berks, along with Bucks and Washington County, were invited to participate in the grant as "local laboratories" to implement the comprehensive awareness, engagement, infrastructure, policy and service delivery approaches.
This grant is for up to five years and we will be receiving $230,000, each year.  No County match required.
We will be focusing on:
Goals of the Healthy Transitions Grant
  • Increase awareness - about early indications of signs and symptoms for serious MH concerns
  • Identify action strategies to use when a serious mental health concern is detected
  • Provide training to provider and community groups to improve services and supports specific to this age group
  • Enhance peer and family supports
  • Develop effective services and interventions for youth, young adults and their families
  • Screening and detection
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Referrals to treatment
  • Coordination of care
  • Evidence informed treatment
  • Develop practice guidelines for services and supports for youth - common intake, service plans, and shared data base