System Transformation


The RAND Report – Mental Health Consumer Providers: A Guide for Clinical Staff is one example of research that has been done on the effectiveness of peer providers in the workforce.  See the Resource Library and Recovery to Practice sections of this site for more information.

Research has proven the effectiveness of peer specialists in mental health settings. No longer are administrators able to deny the value of hiring peer specialists. We’ve been there and can often recognize, from first hand experience, what clients need and want!

NAPS works to enhance the profession–not just by encouraging the hiring of more peer supporters. We do this through training, education, and advocacy.

If you are a peer supporter, would like to become one, or just want to support reform in mental health, behavioral health, and trauma support services this is the organization for you!