U-M to host National Summit on Military and Veteran Peer Programs

November 1, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Department of Psychiatry and U-M Depression Center’s M-SPAN — or Military Support Programs and Networks — is hosting the National Summit on Military and Veteran Peer Programs on Nov. 2 and 3. The event, which focuses on “Advancing Best Practices,” will be held at the Michigan League

The summit will convene university and VA researchers, leadership from peer programs across the country, military stakeholders, clinicians and service providers, military and veteran-focused nonprofit agencies and funding organizations. The groups will meet to present best practices, foster collaboration, advance contributions to the field and frame the direction of ongoing work.

The two-day summit will include a diverse program of keynotes, expert panels and facilitated small group discussion. A highlight of this event will be the release of a RAND Corporation Research Brief on peer programs.

Presentations will cover highlights from successful programs and other important topics including: strategies for recruitment, training and support of peers; case studies of successful public-private partnerships; certification and reimbursement processes; examples of innovative technology; program evaluation measures and approaches; and outreach, dissemination and sustainability approaches.

For more information and information on how to register, please click here.

Website: http://m-span.org/national-summit-on-military-and-veteran-peer-programs-advancing-best-practices