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SAMHSA-HRSA Webinar: Patient Activation and Self-Management of Behavioral and Physical Health

Monday, June 19, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

SAMHSA-HRSA Webinar: Patient Activation and Self-Management of Behavioral and Physical Health

"Peer-led interventions are demonstrating they can increase activation for self-management of chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. Join this webinar to explore promising evidence from a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program adapted to peer intervention for people living with mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn about essential themes that include:

  • Role of supervision for peers
  • Value of peers in integrated care settings
  • How peers work effectively as part of the integrated health care team
  • How to supervise peers in primary care settings
  • Specifics about the concept of self-activation
  • Performance measures for the role of peers
  • Key competencies of peer counselors that you can use in position descriptions

"Learn about a Health Center program serving homeless individuals where previously homeless peer staff are key to Street Medicine Teams building trust and engagement with clients. Delve into peer staff roles, including teaching self-management skills, coordinating safe housing, and organizing links to community providers and resources. Participants will receive several resources and tools developed by Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) 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."Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and content expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and content expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)."