The following resources may be useful in gaining additional information on health.
In Pennsylvania, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are managed through The Department of Human Services, DHS provides a monthly data report on benefit metrics. An online application portal, COMPASS, allows people to apply for benefits from many health and human service programs.
The latest available health statistics and data analysis for Pennsylvania that cover a wide variety of health topics suitable for community health assessments, research, and public inquiry.
211 – Call 211 to get connected to health and human services resources in Berks County
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Provides helpline access and treatment resources for suicide, substance abuse and opioid treatment programs. SAMSHA also focuses on the development of national data standards that provide the basis for uniform, comparable, high-quality statistics on mental health services, making it a model in the health care statistics field. Data is available on mental health and substance abuse services including treatment satisfaction and recurrence.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Provides a wealth of information on teenage pregnancy across the nation, and in Pennsylvania. The teenage pregnancy rate and the related cost to the state can be found on the site.
The Special Kids Network (SKN) is a statewide referral service designed to serve families of children with chronic health of disabling conditions through information and service coordination.
Kaleidoscope Family Services (KFS) is a provider of clinical and therapeutic services directly to individuals as well as education-system staffing services, supporting people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Needs with in-home and in-community programs.
Threshold offers person driven services for behavioral health, community supports, employment and training.