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 Training Programs Must apply for continued Approval by October 1, 2013 at 5 PM or they will need to apply as new programs.
Application for programs approved with at least 40 hours
Application for programs approved with Less than 40 hours
Please see the Non Traditional Health Workers temporary rule for details of the training program approval process.
NTHW Temporary Rule
NTHW Rule Memo
If you would like more information regarding the Non Traditional Health Worker’s Steering Committee, the meetings, rule making process and applications for new Peer Support Specialists or Peer Wellness Specialist Training Programs go to Non-Traditional Health Worker Steering Committee or contact Shawn Clark, Peer Delivered Services Coordinator at 503-945-9720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information
NAMI Family-to-Family Class Now An Evidence-Based Practice - Family-to-Family, a class offered by The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon (NAMI Oregon), has been added to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). More information.
Mental Health America of Oregon Awarded Statewide Consumer Network Grant!
Mental Health America of Oregon received a 3-year Statewide Consumer Network grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration on July 1st, 2013. This project will run from through June 2016 and will continue the work begun in April 2013 with MHAO's Oregon Health Reform Peer Network project funded through the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)
This peer network will work to influence health reform policy and maximize enrollment of peers in expanded insurance options and utilization by peers of new integrated healthcare programs. It will also increase the number of Peer Wellness Specialist (PWS) training programs and certified PWSs, and insure including those from diverse populations, in particular those with military experience and young adults.
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 email@example.com or 503-945-9720.
Rules and Definitions that Support the Provision of Peer Delivered Services
Frontier Leadership Network
FLN Regional Contact List
- Addictions Peer Specialists” Will meet on 5 Saturdays starting in Late January. Limited to 10 Participants, $320. For information contact: Jonny Gieber MS, CADC II, 705 N Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon. Phone: 503-740-9478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover Oregon online training
- Family Support Group Facilitator Training. April 5-6, 2014. Tualatin, OR.
- Family-to-Family Teacher Training. June 20-22, 2014. Tualatin, OR.
- Family-to-Family Teacher Training. October 10-12, 2014. Tualatin, OR.
- In Our Own Voice Presenter Training. March 15-16, 2014. Clackamas, OR.
- Intentional Peer Support Training, January 13-17 2014, Salem Oregon. For more information and registration form, contact Angel Prater at email@example.com or call: 503-319-6671
- Mental Health First Aid - Offered monthly in Clackamas County. Get more information.
- Oregon Addiction and Mental Health Training Calendar
- We Are Health: African and African-American Community Health Worker Movement 2014, January 6- February 12, 2014.
Jobs and Other Opportunities