Lived Experience Research Network

Service User Research Involvement & Leadership in the United States

Promoting Engagement Practices in Peer Evaluation & Research (PEPPER)

Promoting Engagement Practices in Peer Evaluation & Research (PEPPER)  was a project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) through the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy initiative.  Additional funding was provided by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. LERN partnered the Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) and Lauren Tenney PhD on the project.

The PEPPER White Paper presents findings and best practices related to peer involvement in research and evaluation, with embedded case studies of the Consumer FIeldschool associated with the Center to Study Recovery in Social Contexts (Nathan Kline Institute, New York), the Service User Research Enterprise in London and a peer involvement component of the Canadian At Home/Chez Soi multi-site housing first initiative.

Lead LERN Staff:  Nev Jones, Laysha Ostrow & Timothy Kelly

External: Lauren Tenney

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