Transcom- Transformation Committee

About Transcom

Transcom is a broad-based coalition of diverse stakeholders from the mental health and substance use fields who are committed to building consensus and strengthening recovery supports throughout the Commonwealth that are person-driven and sustainable.
Transcom determined that establishing peer support roles and peer-operated programs as integrated and respected parts of the workforce is the most effective strategy for achieving these aims.
Transcom has been instrumental in supporting the implementation of much of the peer support workforce that exists today throughout Massachusetts.
This rapidly expanding workforce is now integrated into both public and private service settings, including clinical and other community-based services, peer-run services, and inpatient care.

Priority Goals

1) Support, safeguard & expand peer specialists, peer workers, and peer-run programs.
2) Promote information, education, and training on innovative recovery practices.
3) Advocate for funding for peer workers and innovative recovery-oriented services.


Transcom (Transformation Committee) was established in November 2004 to support the Massachusetts Center for Medicaid Services Mental Health Systems Transformation Grant. The grant was completed in 2007, but Transcom members continue to meet monthly to focus on priority goals through lively discussion and short-term workgroups. Transcom is committed to person-driven practices and policies that bring the voice of people with mental health, trauma, and addiction recovery needs to bear on statewide policy issues.

Transcom Brief: Peer Recovery Coaches

Transcom Brief: Certified Peer Specialists

Transcom Policy Document Implementation

Overview of Progress on Mental Health Peer Roles

Young Adult Peer Mentoring (YAPM) Practice Profile: Overview

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