Iowa Peer Support & Family Peer Support Workforce Expansion Summit
Iowa Peer Support & Family Peer Support Workforce Expansion Summit
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Iowa Peer Support & Family Peer Support Workforce Expansion Summit

05/16/2018 12:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU (formerly Holiday Inn) 2609 University Blvd. Ames,50010

Please RSVP by May 4 by clicking this link: RSVP

The U.S. health care system is facing significant challenges from increasing health care costs, an aging demographic, health disparities, and consumer dissatisfaction. Peer support in behavioral health is part of the solution in providing culturally sensitive, cost effective, and consumer-oriented care.------peersforprogress.org

Have you seen the promising results of peer support and want to see it expand?
Are you struggling to employ peer support specialists or unsure of this role?
Perhaps you are interested in adding peer support to your services?

Please bring your thoughts, ideas, and experiences to this summit, where we will work together to identify the opportunities and challenges in increasing the use of peer and family peer support specialists.

GOALS for the day:

Generate ideas that will serve as a foundation for workforce expansion opportunities
Identify gaps in resources, education and training needed to expand the workforce
Examine tools to recruit, train and integrate peer support services

This event will be facilitated by Jill Kluesner, MA, CRC. Jill serves as a Behavioral Health Consultant for a variety of state and federal behavioral health projects.

Sponsored by:

Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Specialist Training Program (University of Iowa)
Iowa Department of Human Services-Division of Mental Health & Disabilities Services

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