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The Role of Peer Support in Federally Qualified Health Centers

August 13, 2020

The Role of Peer Support in Federally Qualified Health Centers (PDF)Peer support is increasingly recognized as a critical component of successful recovery from substance use disorder. This brief discusses what peer support is, how it is financed, and how incorporating peer support services into federally qualified health centers can be an especially successful strategy for delivering care to safety-net populations. Examples from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, and Massachusetts are highlighted.

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