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


The following acronyms are mentioned in this report and/or appendices.

A1c Glycated Hemoglobin
ABHW Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACG Appalachian Consulting Group
ACMHA American Mental Health Counselors Association
ACT Assertive Community Treatment
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRT Community Response Team
CTI Critical Time Intervention
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
ED Emergency Department
GED General Equivalency Diploma
GEP Grassroots Empowerment Project
GMHCN George Mental Health Consumer Network
HARP Health and Recovery Peer
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HRSA HHS Health Resources and Services Administration
IOM Institution of Medicine
iNAPS International Association of Peer Specialists
IPS Intentional Peer Support
ITA Involuntary Treatment Act
JACO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
MHASP Mental Health Association of Southeast Pennsylvania
NYAPRS New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
OMH New York Office of Mental Health
PEOPLe Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled
PORCH Permanent Options for Recovery-Centered Housing
PSS Peer Support Services
PSW Peer Support Worker
PSWC Peer Support Wellness Center
RBHA Regional Behavioral Health Authority
RCT Randomized Controlled Trial
RI Recovery Innovations
RSN Regional Support Network
SAMHSA HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  
SMI Serious Mental Illnesses
STRAWW   Southern Tier Recovery Activities Without Walls
SUD Substance Use Disorder
VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
WHAM Whole Health Action Management
WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan

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