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CAMHPRO Public Policy Principles

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The Board of Directors of the California Association of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations (CAMHPRO) takes positions concerning legislation and public policy based on the following principles.

CAMHPRO endorses a recovery perspective affirming that health and social engagement are achievable for all people through social inclusion and appropriate services, accommodations and supports as determined, and directed by, such persons. *

Public policy recommendations also are based on whether they recognize and advance:

  • The value of mental health, peer-run organizations and programs, both as an integral part of — and an alternative to — existing mental health systems and the services they provide;
  • Understanding of and support for the unique role of peer support in achieving recovery, and support for professional recognition of peer supporters on a state level;