Integrating Peer Support Throughout the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care

Project Overview (PDF)

2nd Funding Cycle Development Award

     Project Start Date:    July 1, 2006
     Project End Date:      June 30, 2007
     Award Amount:         $50,000

Project Goal Statement: The intent of this project is to develop a cost-effective, transformative service and to integrate this unique treatment modality throughout the public and private behavioral health care delivery systems in Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee County, Behavioral Health Division
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Grass Roots Empowerment Project, Inc.
  • Mental Health Association in Waukesha County, Inc.
  • Our Space, Inc.
  • Waukesha County Department of Human Services
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Jon Gudeman, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Jon Berlin, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. March 12, 2007.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Highlighted in a State Teleconference on Peer Support
    • Developed and distributed project recruitment flyers
    • Developed a final report, including an evaluation of program implementation, consumer inclusion and partnership building and distributed to communities and providers.
  • Poster
    • Thematic poster presentation at the Campus Community Partnerships for Health Conference. Toronto, Canada.
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