An Assessment of Innovative Models of Peer Support Services in Behavioral Health to Reduce Preventable Acute Hospitalization and Readmissions. Acknowledgments


We would like to thank Garrett Moran, Ph.D. (Westat), Allen Doederlein (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance), Larry Fricks (Appalachian Consulting Group and SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions), Pamela Greenberg. M.P.P., (Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness), and Tanya Stevens (New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services) for serving on our Advisory Board and providing valuable feedback throughout the development of this report. We would also like to thank the project sponsors at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (Kirsten Beronio, J.D., and Joel Dubenitz, Ph.D.). Most importantly, we would like to thank all of the peer support service programs and organizations and their staff that talked with us, hosted site visits, and otherwise supported the development of this study.

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