Older Adults Peer Support: Finding a Source for Funding

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jun 6, 2021 - 7:52pm CDT

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Unpublished Document

This brief created by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors discusses peer support in older adults. It also describes how to improve the self-esteem and confidence of the person in recovery providing the service as well as improve the condition of the individual receiving the peer support services. Finally, this brief explains that any advocacy focused on achieving full Medicare funding would require a massive education effort by a broad coalition of organizations, and that the education effort would need to include supportive data showing quantifiable positive patient and program outcomes through the use of evidence-based practices.

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