DIMENSIONS: Peer Support Program Toolkit

This toolkit contains evidence-based information about the effectiveness of peer support programs, the important role peers can plan in an organization as well as step-by-step instructions to create a successful and sustainable peer support program. Use the worksheets contained within this toolkit to support your organization’s process as you develop and implement your peer support program.

The information in this toolkit is based on the most up-to-date research in the field as well as the collective expertise of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program (BHWP) team who have helped successfully develop and expand peer support programs in physical and behavioral healthcare settings and other community agencies across the U.S.

This toolkit is designed for use by a broad spectrum of organizations, including hospitals, healthcare clinics, and community agencies. Organizations that serve populations that would benefit from a peer support program, such as behavioral health, chronic medical conditions, justice-involved, military, and homeless are encouraged to utilize this toolkit.

Population of focus: Administrators, healthcare providers, support staff, and peer specialists

Link to resource: Full report (pdf)

Date: 2015

Organization: Behavioral Health and Wellness Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus