Peer-led Interventions to Activate Self-Management for Behavioral and Physical Health

June 19, 2017

3:00pm- 4:30pm EDT

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 with SMI. 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

Review 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.  

In this webinar, participants will gain:
  • Know promising evidence from study of a peer-led intervention activating self-management for people living with severe mental illness.
  • Understand key peer staff roles on integrated health care teams including Street Management Teams serving homeless populations.
  • Learn resources developed for promoting peer-led self-management activation.

  • Brenda Cibulas, Director, Behavioral Health Services at Mercy Care in Atlanta 

  • Dr. Liz Frye, MD, Mercy Director of Psychiatry and Street Medicine, Mercy Care in Atlanta

  • Thommie Mungo, Certified Peer Specialist, Mercy Care in Atlanta

  • Dr. Ben Druss, Rosalynn Carter Chair of Mental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

  • Kimberly Smathers or Alexis Estomin, Resources for Integrated Care, The Lewin Group

Please note the following:

  • Registration is free and closed captioning is available upon request.

  • The audio for this webcast is via computer speakers and not telephone. We recommend using external speakers for desktop computers to ensure best audio quality. Test your system here >>

  • The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions does not provide certificates of attendance or continuing education credits for webinar attendance.

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