Destination Dignity Summit 16 | The Carter Center | Monday, August 15

        The Carter Center, Atlanta August 12, 2016   Destination Dignity Inaugural Summit: August 15, 2016 The Carter Center – Atlanta, Georgia #DDSummit16; Call in * Dial 1-866-398-2885 (USA Toll Free) Enter Code: 851-630-6835# AGENDA Goals: (A) To convene leadership across stakeholder groups into dialogue to clarify and galvanize a collective nationalContinue reading “Destination Dignity Summit 16 | The Carter Center | Monday, August 15”

The Horror, The Horror

Written by Amanda Barnabe and Jen M. Padron The first line of treatment in US psychiatric care is the prescription of psychotropic medications to an effected individual exhibiting mental diversity symptomology entailing behavioral and/or physical medically descriptive treatment. The symptoms and prescribed diagnosis, according to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual’s (DSM-5, 2016) symptomology of “Serious Mental Illness”Continue reading “The Horror, The Horror”

US Peer Services | Supports Initiative Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 Coming Soon

It is in my opinion, speaking as a person with shared lived experience and as a Certified Peer Specialist with my fingers in the water of US Peer initiatives, that we’re on an exciting pathway that is entirely Spirit led. I was recently at AltCon15 in Memphis | Tennessee that Peer Link and MHA ofContinue reading “US Peer Services | Supports Initiative Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 Coming Soon”

Padron Logarithm for Quantifying Related Peer Workforce Medicaid State by State Rehab Option Functions

Quantifying Peer Service Deliverables Formula for # Referrals: [(a)(b)(c)/(c/(e/f) = x][1] Where (a) Number(s) of CPS Medicaid Service Deliverable(s) Code(s)  X  (b) Dollar Value for Fifteen Minute Billable Protocol per type of Service Deliverable[i]  X  (c) CPS Point of Contacts Per Annum Medicaid Service Deliverable / (d) FY [e.g., 15, 16, 17] / (e) numberContinue reading “Padron Logarithm for Quantifying Related Peer Workforce Medicaid State by State Rehab Option Functions”

Peer Services in Behavioral Health Care Integration Workshop, June 14-17, 2015 (University of Wisconsin-Stout)

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides for behavioral and physical wellness health coaching supports in an integrated setting (Swarbrick, M. (2013); Manderscheid, R (2013). The CPS is the vehicle that the US Peer workforce will initially exemplify the multitude of roles and is the only available source provider for peer services and supports where service deliverables are sustainably funded by the Medicaid and Manage Care Organization (MCO) peer supports in the ACA market. This is a public/private health care sustainable funding model. Peer Services | Supports are a win/win wellness and whole health solution in today’s ACA environment utilizing peer-driven services (Vestal, C. 2013) to co-locate in behavioral and physical integrated care environments.