The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services 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 Health and 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

NAMI Iowa 2024 Mental Health Day on the Hill

Monday, January 29, 2024
The Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative’s program manager, Kellee Thorburn McCrory, will be participating as a panelist at NAMI Iowa’s 2024 Mental Health Day on the Hill is February 20, 2024, in Des Moines.

Coohey Receives Iowa Peer Workforce Study Grant

Friday, December 22, 2023
IPWC Curriculum Development and Training Specialist Carol Coohey received a $75,000 grant in July 2023 from the Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) to study peer and employer challenges in diverse Iowa communities that will support and grow a skilled, integrated, and recovery-oriented peer workforce.

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To join the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative email list and be notified of trainings and events, please send a request with your contact information to: IowaPeerSupportTraining@healthcare.uiowa.edu