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The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence (PR CoE) recently received SAMHSA funding to provide training and technical assistance to support Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) grantees with integrating peer recovery support services into their existing HIV prevention and treatment approaches. In order to address these needs, the project:

The Peer Recovery CoE works with a peer-led steering committee to address four primary focus areas: Clinical Integration of Peers into Non-Traditional Settings, Recovery Community Organization Capacity Building, Peer Workforce Development, and Evidence-Based Practice & Practice-Based Evidence Dissemination. Training and events center around these focal points. You can find more information by clicking on the following links:


PeerActive Training Series - Recordings and Slides

HIV 101: An Overview of the Basics - August 2, 2022

Presentation Slides

Peer Recovery Support Services 101: Basic Terms, Roles, and Responsibilities - May 3, 2022

Handout: Peer Support Core Functions

Ending the HIV Epidemic: Where are We Now and Where are We Going? March 29, 2022

Presentation Slides

Handling Work During Challenging Times: COVID and Other Issues Impacting Communities of Color - June 9, 2022

Presentation Slides

Incorporating Cultural Humility in Peer Recovery Support and HIV Services - June 28, 2022.

Presentation Slides


Related Resources

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
NASTAD's Stigma Toolkit
Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE): A Plan for America
Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Spotlight Video Series
Inventory of Technical Assistance Resources for EHE Jurisdictions
Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Funding Tracker
HepTAC Hepatitis Technical Assistance Center (HepTAC)


Additional Resources:

Article: Treating Clients' Opioid Use Disorder with Medications Also Reduces Their HIV Viral Load
Article: Prevalence and correlates of ever having a substance use problem and substance use recovery status among adults in the United States, 2018
Recover Research Institute Article: We do recover: More evidence that tens of millions of adults in the United States have recovered from a substance use problem
William White Papers
Implicit Bias Assessment (Harvard)
Cultural Competence Self-Assessments (Georgetown Univ)
Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards in health and health care
A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards - Toolkit


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