Addiction | Mental health

Equipping Behavioral Health Systems & Authorities to Promote Peer Specialist/peer Recovery Coaching Services

This report from a US government department provides details of how health systems and authorities can promote and sustain peer workers and peer coaching for mental health and substance abuse.

The department recruited an expert panel to understand the needs of behavioral health systems and authorities as they promote and support peer coaching services. Specifically, the panelists worked to understand the current practices for peer coaches, identify innovative workforce development activities, and develop specific recommendations for behavioral health systems and authorities.