The TTA Center has used three key sources to compile a comprehensive list of peer support competencies.
Altarum is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization that integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to create comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health.
With the rigor of the finest research institution, consulting skills honed over nearly seven decades, and an abiding commitment to the public interest, Altarum enables better care and better health for all people.
In the field of behavioral health, Altarum works with communities across the country to build integrated recovery support services to help those facing addiction get the care they need. The key to a successful program—one that leads people into lasting recovery—is ensuring it is fully integrated, connected, and coordinated within the community.
Altarum works with Federal, State, and local governments, as well as national and community-based organizations to build a system of care that focuses on recovery, active involvement of consumers and their families, and multiple services to best meet individual needs. We believe that peer-based services are important to the continuum of care for substance use disorders. We strive to assist organizations in implementing these peer services, to strengthen and improve the health of communities across the country.