RECOVERY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
2022-2023 IRIS Fellows
A 10-month learning community that built research skills towards greater peer workforce integration into the opioid recovery support system. Fellows represented diverse recovery roles: peers, peer supervisors, clinicians, trainers, advocates, other agency staff, graduate students, and staff researchers.
Fellows met once a month at the University of Maryland, Baltimore between September 2022 - June 2023 to achieve these outcomes:
Develop a network with which to collaborate, including through participatory research
Use research to uplift benefits of peer services towards greater workforce integration
Gain deeper understanding of research processes and practices
Use agency data to enhance program management, evaluation, and fundraising
Apply research to improve not just peer services, but all recovery supports
Develop and share findings from research towards community education and advocacy
This paper was a collaborative effort between IRIS staff and Fellows, based on a literature review, Fellows' inputs, and interviews with key stakeholders. The paper defines what is effective peer workforce integration (PWI), and identifies barriers to and facilitators for effective PWI.
Learn From Fellows' Research
Bridging the Gap: A Creative Initiative to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Addiction Through Multilingual Health Literacy Engagement
Susan Eldridge, Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinator, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Office of the Clinical Director, Intramural Research Program