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Expanding Peer Support and Recovery Visibility in Mesa County

Jackie Sievers

In Mesa County, a powerful collaboration is changing the landscape and visibility of recovery efforts to support people with behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) issues. Jackie Sievers (RHC and Director of Community Recourse Network Implementation, Region 19) and Angie Bertrand (Executive Director, Peer 180 RCO (Recovery Community Organization)) have partnered to tackle a local problem: a significant number of people in Grand Junction and Mesa County are presenting to local emergency departments with substance use issues, in particular alcohol use. 
To address this identified need, QHN and Peer 180 are bringing together their combined expertise and resources to help place peer recovery coaches in emergency departments as a collaborative solution.

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