University of Texas at Austin, Addiction Research Institute, focuses on substance use recovery and long-term health and wellness. It has been the home of the Region 6 South Southwest ATTC for 25 years. UT has collaborated with the Texas behavioral health agency on planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the state’s transformation to a ROSC for SUD services. This initiative included development of local ROSC collaborations, TA for RCOs and existing SUD treatment providers in implementation of the recovery model and integration of PRSS.
UT is focusing on Peer Workforce Development. This effort is led by Maureen Nichols at UT, email@example.com and Tim Saubers, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing has more than 40 years of experience as a national thought leader advancing modern, research-based training, TA, and knowledge transfer activities on topics of behavioral health. The NCBH has designed, implemented, and evaluated over 1,500 initiatives to improve behavioral health practice at local, state, and national levels. The NCBH has trained staff at numerous organizations in domains of mental health literacy and appropriate interventions to address behavioral health challenges.
NCBH is focusing on Evidence-Based Practices Dissemination. This focus is led by Aaron Williams, MA AaronW@TheNationalCouncil.org and Haner Hernandez, Steering Committee.
To ensure training, events and the mission of the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence are in line with peer recovery support specialists’ needs and visions for enhancing the field, the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence is guided by a peer-led steering committee made up of experts in the field from across the nation who are also peers in recovery from substance use disorder.
“When designing the Center, having a steering committee of diverse individuals in recovery was a must have component. As a Center focusing on peer recovery, having a peer led steering committee ensures inclusion of the voices of peer recovery support specialists and people in recovery,” said Howton, Director.