The Addictions and Mental Health Services Division (AMH) recognizes the indisputable value of peer-delivered services (PDS) in transforming a behavioral health service delivery system that is based on recovery. AMH will work with consumers/survivors and stakeholders to develop strategies to increase the use and availability of peer-delivered services. See the PDS Charter for details.
Peer Delivered Services Charter
Peer Delivered Services (PDS) and Programs in Oregon
Peer Delivered Services and Programs in Oregon (provided by MetricMaps)
AMH-Approved Peer-Delivered Services Trainings
In 2007, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved coverage for the provision of peers support services and directed that the State would define the training and certification requirements. AMH with the support of consumer/survivors/providers and peer support specialist/recovery mentors decided to approve PDS training programs.
Application for Peer-Delivered Services Curriculum (Word) (PDF)
A list of approved programs can be found at the following link: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/pages/peer-training.aspx
The list includes summary and contact information of AMH approved PDS training programs for adult mental health, children and families mental health, young adults mental health and addictions and addictions recovery,including problem gambling.
Oregon Peer Support Training Network
Certification and Credentialing Organizations
International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) - The organization is currently developing a Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) credential.
For information, visit http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/
Non-Traditional Health Care Worker (NTHW) Steering Committee
The Oregon Health Authority is pleased to announce the launch of the Non-Traditional Health Care Worker Steering (NTHW) Committee, which will develop and implement the Non-Traditional Health Care Worker program. For more information visit the steering committee web page. Feel free to attend the meetings as a public participant. On the NTHW webpage you can E-subscribe to receive email notification of meetings and updates.
If you have questions about the work of this committee and its relationship to Peer Support Specialists, Peer Wellness Specialists and Recovery Mentors contact Shawn Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-945-9720.
Rules and Definitions that Support the Provision of Peer Delivered Services