Learning Series: Peer Navigators Support People With Serious Mental Illness
Virtual Learning Series: Peer Navigators Support People with Serious Mental Illness
Session 1: Peer Navigators To Address Health Disparities of People From Latino and African American Communities Living With Serious Mental Illness
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA's Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) is pleased to announce a three-part virtual learning series. Peer navigators are people with lived experience who help individuals receiving services meet their health needs in an often fragmented health care system. Peer navigators build professional relationships to assist with arranging or getting to doctor's appointments, lab tests, office procedures, clinic visits, counselor meetings, pharmacies, and support services. The National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute developed and evaluated peer navigator programs in three federally funded projects. These projects focus on individuals living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder, individuals who have experienced homelessness, and the use of peer navigators in integrated health care. BRSS TACS will present this work in this series of webinars. You may attend individual sessions or register for all three.