Integrating Peer Support Throughout the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 6/30/2007

Project Goal Statement: The intent of this project is to develop a cost-effective, transformative service and to integrate this unique treatment modality throughout the public and private behavioral health care delivery systems in Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

Award Amount: $50,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee County, Behavioral Health Division
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Grass Roots Empowerment Project, Inc.
  • Mental Health Association in Waukesha County, Inc.
  • Our Space, Inc.
  • Waukesha County Department of Human Services

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Jon Gudeman, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Jon Berlin, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2007
     Project Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Milwaukee County, Behavioral Health Division
    Grass Roots Empowerment Project, Inc.
    Our Space, Inc.
    Waukesha County Department of Human Services

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Article
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. March 12, 2007.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Highlighted in a State Teleconference on Peer Support
    • Developed and distributed project recruitment flyers
    • Developed a final report, including an evaluation of program implementation, consumer inclusion and partnership building and distributed to communities and providers.
  • Poster
    • Thematic poster presentation at the Campus Community Partnerships for Health Conference. Toronto, Canada.
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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