The Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) awarded a contract to the University of Iowa National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice (UI-NRC) in the School of Social Work in partnership with Life Connections Peer Recovery Services and the University of Iowa Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child and Community Health (UI-DCCH), in collaboration with Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) to provide comprehensive training for Iowa’s Peer workforce.

The partnership also provides technical assistance to agencies and organizations across Iowa that have a peer workforce. The project provides training for Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Support Specialists, and Recovery Peer Coaches to grow the workforce and organizations that employ peers. This partnership will be called the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative and is made possible through funding from the Iowa Department of Human Services through its contract with the University of Iowa National Resource Center For Family Centered Practice (UI-NRC) for Peer Support and Recovery Coach Training and Coordination (MHDS 21-013).

News and Announcements

New home for the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative!

Thursday, July 28, 2022
Welcome everyone to the new home for the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative! The site has been redeveloped and launched within the new campus web system for the University of Iowa. The important information is still the same, just with an exciting new look!

Iowa Empowerment Conference Award Recipients

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Family Peer Support Specialists, Peer Support Specialists and Peer Recovery Coaches won awards at the Iowa Empowerment Conference Aug. 9-11, 2021 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. The conference was for individuals, families, and youth dealing with mental health issues.