Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) provides funding for outreach programs for families, providers, and others to recognize early signs of mental illness and to improve early access to services and programs for suicide prevention and to reduce stigma and discrimination. This component emphasizes programs that prevent mental illnesses from becoming severe and disabling, as well as improving timely access to services for underserved populations. Key emphasis is placed on strategies that reduce disparities for underserved ethnic and cultural populations, as well as negative outcomes that may result from untreated mental illness.
Below is Santa Clara County’s initial PEI plan, which was approved by the State in September 2009.
Project 2 Investment Communities
Supplemental Assignment of PEI Statewide Project Fund
Appendix B – Every Child Has a Story (Education Sector Report)
Appendix C – Children and Youth in Stressed Families (Stressed Families Report)
Appendix D – System Assessment Report for PEI Programs (Health Sector Report)
Appendix E – PEI Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Funds Request Form