Integrating peer support into healthcare delivery

Peer support is probably most often thought of as an intervention for people suffering with substance use and mental health conditions. But Sue Bergeson, MBA, Annapolis Coalition board member, discusses the role of peer support for people with mental conditions who are facing physical health challenges. In her recent blog for the magazine Behavioral Healthcare, Bergeson shares the challenges an autistic woman faced when she underwent surgery for a physical condition. Her insightful blog ends by referencing some innovative programs like Larry Fricks’ Whole Heath Action Management (WHAM) program that helps peer coaches prepare for and lead groups focusing on the integration of health and mental health.

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