Operated Definition

Consumer Operated Program
(In regards to the consumer run programs page)

These programs have been called “Mixed” in the literature. They are embedded in a traditional provider but have peer staff and middle management peer positions. The upper level management are non identified peers and part of the county behavioral health department or traditional provider. Peers do not have to be in leadership positions.

(“Peer Respite Programs for Mental Health Crises: Research and Practice Initiatives in the United States Peer Respite Programs for Mental Health Crises: Research and Practices Initiatives in the United States.” Laysha Ostrow, MPP, PHD candidate, November 26, 2013 presentation to the MHSOAC.)