The Center for Social Work Research at the University of Texas at Austin compiled this review of existing peer specialist training and certification programs in the United States (as of 2012).
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, in partnership with the Saguaro Evaluation Group, has produced Community, Health Savings: The Power of Community Health Workers. It is a primer for stakeholders and policy makers that documents past performance as well as the future potential for more cost-effective health improvement by certifying and compensating CHWs.
Equipping Behavioral Health Systems & Authorities to Promote Peer Specialist/Peer Recovery Coaching Services
This expert panel meeting report was prepared by SAMHSA. The work of this expert panel summarized and advanced the understanding of what the behavioral health field needs to do to in order to successfully promote peers in the workforce.