Technical assistance, research and advocacy organizations committed to increasing access to peer support and improving services.
Acronyms commonly used in MA policy reports and meetings
- ABH (Association for Behavioral Healthcare) Legislative Action link
- Coalitions in MA a project of the Community Health Training Institute
- Consumer Quality Initiatives (CQI) Archive of MA consumer-run research and quality improvement materials
- Department of Mental Health (DMH)
- Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
- Full Frame Initiative Changing systems so that people and communities experiencing poverty, violence, trauma and oppression have the tools, supports and resources they need to thrive. National organization located and active in MA.
- Health Equity Research Lab at Cambridge Healthcare Alliance. Researchers, clinicians, and community partners conducting research to improve physical and mental health in diverse communities.
- NAMI Greater Boston CAN (Consumer Consumer Advocacy/Affiliate Network)
- PromotePrevent.com The Special Commission on Behavioral Health Promotion and Upstream Prevention. April 2018 Report investigates “evidence-based practices, programs and systems to prevent behavioral health disorders and promote behavioral health across the commonwealth.”
- RLC Outcomes Study UMASS, 2014
- SPARC (Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center) at UMASS aims to improve the mental and behavioral health of all citizens in Massachusetts and beyond.
“Jonathan Delman: Participatory Action Research” 2 1/2 min video
- Technical Assistance Collaborative Helping our nation’s human services, health care, homelessness, and affordable housing systems implement policies and practices that empower people to live healthy, independent lives in the communities they choose. Located in Boston, MA
- TSNE MissionWorks builds the leadership and effectiveness of individuals, groups, and nonprofits to support a more just and democratic society. Tips for Developing Values-based Compensation Structure
- TRANSCOM Massachusetts Transformation Committee committed to building consensus and strengthening peer support workforce policy for recovery supports for mental health & substance use that are person-driven and sustainable.
- ADAPT a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
- The Adverse Childhood Events Study Research with over 17,000 people that finds a correlation between the number of adverse childhood events (ACEs) and the severity of physical and psychological illness in adults.
- Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. Connecticut-based advocacy
- Appalachian Consulting Group Georgia CPS training and more
- BRSS TACS Bringing Recovery to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy. Archived resources, recordings, and transcripts of First Friday webinars click here Additional webinars click here
- Cafe TA Center
- DBSA Advocacy Center DBSA Peer Specialist Compensation Webinar
- Disability Resources, Department of Labor
- DisabilityInfo Information and Updates on The President’s New Freedom Initiatives
- Enhancing and Sustaining Peer Support Initiative in Mississauga Halton 15 min video, from Canada
- International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) “Restoring Humanity to Life” 2015 Annual Conference in MA plus journal and resources
- INAPS – International Association of Peer Supporters. “Supervisor Repository” link to annotated bibliography 2017
- Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Training program and materials developed by Shery Mead to build conscious, mutual relationships and to change the dynamics of power in society.
- Larry Davidson Video Presentation What Everyone Needs to Know About the Evidence Base for Mental Health Recovery
- Larry Davidson, Ph.D., Kevin K. S. Chan, Ph.D. Common Factors: Evidence-Based Practice and Recovery research article at Psychiatric Services Open Forum
- Larry Davidson’s compilation of journal articles related to peer support outcomes
- Medical Databases: Medline, PsycINFO, etc. PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
- NARPA – National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
- NIATx Based at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS). Training that facilitates peer networking and provides research, case studies, and tools that encourage use of a process improvement model (former acronym for the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment)
- NYAPRS New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service
- Peersforprogress.org Peer support around the world
- Psychiatric Drug Information by Peter Breggin, MD. Dr. Breggin has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field. His scientific and educational work has provided the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric drugs and ECT, and promotes more caring and effective therapies.
- SAMHSA – Substance Abuse/Mental Health Services Administration programs and campaigns
- The STAR Center (Support, Technical Assistance, Resources)
- Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities tucollaborative.org – including 2016 “Creating Welcoming Work Environments”
- Te Pou o te Whaakaru Nui New Zealand national centre of evidence based workforce development for the mental health, addiction and disability sectors.