|Title||Case Study of Peer Providers in the Behavioral Health Workforce: Texas|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Spetz, J., L. Blash, K. Chan, V. Kogler, and S. Chapman|
|Series Title||Peer Providers in the Behavioral Health Workforce|
|Institution||UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care|
|Keywords||peer provider workforce|
This case study explores Texas’s development and implementation of a peer provider workforce in mental health (MH) and substance use disorders (SUD).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines a peer provider as “a person who uses his or her lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services in behavioral health settings to promote mind-body recovery and resilience.”
More background information on this topic can be found in the related document, The Peer Provider Workforce in Behavioral Health: A Landscape Analysis.