The IMPaCT ™ model is an evidence-based system for community health worker (CHW) recruitment, training, and care. In the IMPaCT model, CHWs provide tailored support to help high-risk patients achieve individualized health goals. This toolkit is designed to help other organizations adapt and implement this model.
The toolkit includes the following resources:
- Director manual
- Participatory action research manual
- Manager manual
Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) is a training program and peer support group model designed to encourage resiliency, wellness, and self-management of physical and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
The WHAM participant guide helps participants set a concise whole health goal, learn skills for whole health self-management, and understand “5 keys to success” for creating new health habits. The guide focuses on facilitating weekly...
This tool, for program managers of mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups, provides a step-by-step process to assess and cultivate cultural competency. The guide helps program managers identify strengths and limitations in five key organizational areas to meet the needs of its members. The five focus areas follow:
- Administration, policies, and guidelines
- Peer providers and group leaders
- Services and support
- Program and group environment...
This toolkit provides information, tools, and resources to help organizations and communities work with peers to effectively engage and retain people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in care and treatment.
The purpose of this toolkit is to help organizations effectively integrate peers as part of a multidisciplinary care team. It focuses primarily on peers who use their own personal experience with HIV in the service of improving the care and treatment of PLWHA. Depending on the needs...
This brochure on the grieving process for parents is a resource for learning how to deal with the loss of a baby.
This tool offers general advice to help patients learn more about their medical problem and how it can be treated. A video Web program based on the booklet tells viewers what experts have to say about coming to grips with illness.
The 28-page booklet addresses the following topics:
- Step 1: Take the time you need
- Step 2: Get the support you need
- Step 3: Talk with your doctor
- Step 4: Seek out information
- Step 5: Decide on a treatment...
This toolkit provides materials for implementing the Illness Management and Recovery Program, which consists of a series of weekly sessions in which mental health practitioners help people who have experienced psychiatric symptoms develop personal strategies for coping with mental illness and moving forward in their lives. The tool kit provides a variety of materials targeted to patients, families, health care practitioners, mental health program leaders, and public mental health authorities...