Research assists state policymaking

Working with grant funding from the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and DBHDS, health sciences research librarian Talicia Tarver researched cost-saving and ways for Medicaid providers and employers to offer family and peer recovery and counseling services. This work is part of the Workforce Initiative project with DBHDS.  

The project’s goal is to justify enhanced state and legislative support for peer services.

Tarver’s “Cost Avoidance White Paper for Peer Recovery Services” provides up-to-date information about cost-effectiveness and client outcomes when peer services are offered and utilized.