Peer-led interventions can increase activation for self-management of chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. This webinar explores promising evidence from a chronic disease self-management program adapted for peer intervention for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Essential themes include the role of supervision for peers, the value of peers in integrated care settings, and the effective use of peers as part of the integrated health care team. This webinar features speakers from a health center program serving homeless individuals where previously homeless peer staff build trust and engagement with clients through Street Medicine Teams. The role of peer staff is discussed, as well as peer staff activities including teaching self-management skills to clients, coordinating safe housing, and organizing links to community providers and resources.
Presenters introduce Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) resources and tools on how to support the efforts of behavioral health peer providers as they expand their capacity to deliver integrated and coordinated care to those individuals they serve.
- Larry Fricks, Deputy Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
- Dr. Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH, Professor and Rosalynn Carter Chair of Mental Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
- Dr. Liz Frye, MD, MPH, Mercy Director of Psychiatry and Street Medicine, Psychiatrist, Mercy Care in Atlanta
- Thommie Mungo, Certified Peer Specialist, Mercy Care in Atlanta
- Brenda Cibulas, APRN, BC, CGP, Director, Behavioral Health Services at Mercy Care in Atlanta
- Alexis Estomin, Resources for Integrated Care, The Lewin Group
This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – behavioral health and primary care providers, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and health plans, particularly those serving Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees.