|Title||Emerging Roles for Peer Providers in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Chapman, SA, Blash, LK, Mayer, K, Spetz, J|
|Journal||American Journal of Preventive Medicine|
|Issue||6, Supplement 3|
|Keywords||behavioral health workforce, peer providers workforce|
The purpose of this study was to identify and assess states with best practices in peer provider workforce development and employment. A growing body of research demonstrates that peer providers with lived experience contribute positively to the treatment and recovery of individuals with behavioral health needs. Increased employment opportunities have led to policy concerns about training, certification, roles, and reimbursement for peer provider services.