Early experiences of employing consumer-providers in the VA.


OBJECTIVES Following guidelines in the mental health strategic plan of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA began in 2005 to fund a number of new positions for consumer-providers (CPs)--that is, individuals with personal experience of serious mental illness who provide support services to others with serious mental illness, typically as clinical team… (More)
DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.59.11.1315