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One promising strategy to help Vermont residents recover from addiction and cope with mental health challenges is known as peer coaching. This approach brings trained coaches to emergency rooms, recovery centers, homeless shelters, and other locations to connect with people in need and help put them on the path to healthier lives.

National research suggests peer coaching can help reduce substance use disorder, hospitalizations, and involvement in the criminal justice system while building hope and empowerment.

Learn more in this video from Program Officer Andy Barker

Go Deeper

Our new Insight Hub brief shares three actions that should be top-of-mind for charitable individuals who want to support this work.

In this brief discover:
  • Strategies to support organizations that train peer coaches
  • Interviews with leading thinkers on why this approach works
  • Solutions to create healthier workplaces and communities
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