ACA – Peer Education Resources


Resources for Peer Education on the Affordable Care Act

Developed Under the 2016 Peer Education Efforts Regarding the Implementation and Support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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Below are links to download a user-friendly participant workbook and leader guide to assist peer providers and leaders in educating those they support about the ACA. 

The overall purpose of these educational materials is to increase peer-run organizations/recovery community organizations’ (PRO/RCOs) knowledge of and participation in ACA-initiated health care activities in their state, district, territory, or federally recognized tribal jurisdiction.

iNAPS and Resilience,Inc have subcontracted to SAMHSA BRSS TACS to develop and disseminate a guide to ACA implementation efforts undertaken by PRO/RCOs; state, territorial, or tribal governmental entities; healthcare and social service providers; and others in the subcontractor’s state, territory, or federally recognized tribal jurisdiction. The guide can be printed as a hard copy, a web-based resource, or a combination of both. The guide includes information on how efforts to implement and support the ACA address the needs of people with mental and/or substance use disorders and describes outreach and enrollment strategies that focus specifically on these individuals.

ACA Participant Handbook

Finding Healthy Me!
Participant Workbook

ACA Leader Guide

Finding Healthy Me!
Leaders Guide

A partnership between Resilience, Inc. and iNAPS

View the August Resilience, Inc. Newsletter About the ACA Project

View a Two-Part Webinar about Finding Healthy Me! 
About this two-part series

Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act: Part 1, focused on sharing information about this exciting project supported through the SAMHSA-funded Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for Peer Specialists in the state of California and learning about the role Peers can play in the Affordable Care Act.

Click here to access a Recording of the Part I webinar

Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act: Part 2 – is just as exciting!!  Even if you did not participate in Part 1 – this webinar will prove to be beneficial for you.  The webinar is designed to provide you with solutions – including “why” the ACA is important and “how to” support those you serve to get health insurance. This will include a quick refresher on the Affordable Care Act, walking through the health insurance enrollment process and identifying strategies to reduce the life span disparity.  While the webinar is targeted to Peer and Family Support Specialists in the State of California, the webinar will be open to anyone who is interested in learning these strategies. You will also receive user- friendly materials that have been developed to use while supporting an individual through the health insurance enrollment process.

Or watch the iNAPS home page ( for the recorded webinar within 2 weeks of the live broadcast.

This series of free webinars is made possible by Optum, which provides technology and technical assistance and Createus Media which provides the recordings.



Note: For more on the Affordable Care Act, you can also click the link below to view the BRSS TACS recorded webinar, “Recovery and the Affordable Care Act: Accomplishments and Updates”.

Download the Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force – Final Report (Executive Office of the President of the United States)parityreport