Research Progress Report
University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
Peer support is ubiquitous.It is defined as a helping relationship between an individual who has experience living under certain conditions assisting another person to cope with and adapt to similar circumstances.It has been gaining in popularity and use since its early adoption in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and has been used widely, and with good effect, with people experiencing a variety of both physical and mental health conditions.
health and wellness, peer support, independent living, mental health, rural, disability
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Our research is supported by grant #H133B080023 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Dept. of Education.
Ravesloot, Craig Ph.D.; Liston, Bob; and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Peer Support in Centers for Independent Living: What Do We Know?" (2011). Health and Wellness. 6.