The purpose of this toolkit is to provide information, helpful tips and examples of how integrated care settings can best hire, train, integrate and retain Health-Trained Peer Support Specialists onto multi-disciplinary teams for the benefit of individuals who have co-occurring and behavioral health and healthcare issues.
While many organizations may recognize the value
and importance of incorporating peer support
personnel into their teams, strategies to create
effective and sustainable programs are less well
known. The purpose of this toolkit is to provide
evidence-based information to help individuals
and organizations understand the value of adding
peer specialists to their teams. Additionally, this
toolkit provides practical tools and step-by-step
instructions to plan for, implement, and sustain a
successful peer support program.