Peer Partner Program

Did you know that peer partners enhance lives? Research has shown that for people who are hospitalized, regular interaction with peer partners during hospitalization and following release significantly reduces the likelihood of re-hospitalization.

In 2011, PEERS launched an 18-month peer partner pilot program, which boasted the following results:

  • 72% reduction in re-hospitalizations
  • Increased time between hospitalizations
  • Reduced length of stay

Learn More About this Work

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31
Dec
2013

What You Need to Know about State Peer Specialist Certification in California

What You Need to Know about State Peer Specialist Certification in California

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17
Oct
2012

Opportunities for Peer Services in Healthcare Reform

Harvey Rosenthal of NYASPRS, Amy Colesante of the Mental Health Empowerment Project and Sarah Goodman of Baltic Street, leed an excellent workshop on the opportunities for peer services in Healthcare Reform.

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Jul
2012

Peer Respite Centers

Peer respite centers are community-based alternative models of mental health residential care.

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10
May
2012

John George Peer Mentor Program sees 68 percent decrease in patient re-hospitalization

The program partners peers with those who are in the hospital, and the results are nothing short of impressive.

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16
Sep
2013

The 411 On the Campus Mental Health Project

Campus Mental Health Project is a partnership between PEERS and California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) to bring mental health awareness to their students.