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Peer support services improve outcomes

Empowering individuals with peer support for recovery.


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Partnerships in evidence-based treatment

We partner with peer-led organizations to develop treatment and educational resources and pilot new and innovative peer programs.

Peer support services (PSS) are delivered by a person in recovery from a serious mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring mental and substance use condition. Optum® programs that include PSS deliver better health outcomes and more effective service utilization.