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Culturally responsive peer support in the intermountain west: A case study and multiple stakeholder analysis of one model

Principal Investigator (PI) / Project Lead:

ELIZABETH SIANTZ

Funding Organization:

University of Utah Research Foundation  & College of Social Work

RFP / FOA:

Research Incentive Seed Grant Program – College of Social Work

Award Number:

None

Project Period:

4/1/2022 – 3/31/2023, NCE 3/31/2024

Total Funding:

$8,392

Project Status:

In progress

 

Project Description:

This study is a theoretically informed analysis examining the delivery of culturally responsive peer support (CRPS)  in one Latinx-serving behavioral health services provider could elucidate the roles of culturally responsive peer support specialists and their supervisors, identify intervention targets for future study, and support the implementation of culturally responsive peer support specialists within service delivery systems throughout the Intermountain west region.

 

Abstract:

Disparities in use of mental health services among Latinx persons are well documented. Culturally responsive services delivered by certified peer support specialists can promote access to and engagement with mental health care. Previous research has indicated that culturally responsive peer support (CRPS) can improve consumer engagement, quality of life, and recovery outcomes when implemented in diverse urban areas, yet
there is a dearth of research conducted in the Intermountain west that explores the essential elements of and potential impact of CRPS. Guided by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, this study proposes to explore the roles of culturally responsive peer support specialists and their supervisors, identify intervention targets for future study, and understand organizational factors that affect the implementation of culturally responsive peer support within one Latinx-serving behavioral health services provider in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Last Updated: 12/1/23