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The purpose of this toolkit is to provide information, helpful tips and examples of how integrated care settings can best hire, train, integrate and retain Health-Trained Peer Support Specialists onto multi-disciplinary teams for the benefit of individuals who have co-occurring and behavioral health and healthcare issues.

While many organizations may recognize the value and importance of incorporating peer support personnel into their teams, strategies to create effective and sustainable programs are less well known. The purpose of this toolkit is to provide evidence-based information to help individuals and organizations understand the value of adding peer specialists to their teams. Additionally, this toolkit provides practical tools and step-by-step instructions to plan for, implement, and sustain a successful peer support program.