Peer Culture Transformation Advisory Board
The purpose of the Peer Culture Transformation Advisory Board (PCTAB) is to function as a community-government partnership that will support Philadelphia’s efforts to infuse peer culture, peer support services, and peer leadership throughout its behavioral health system.
As a panel of stakeholders, the PCTAB is charged with
- Creating a shared vision for the future of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services (DBHIDS) system transformation with an emphasis on peer culture, peer support services, and peer leadership in Philadelphia;
- Advising DBHIDS in the creation of a three-year strategic and operational plan that guides DBHIDS, behavioral health stakeholders, and the broader community in moving toward that vision;
- Advising DBHIDS on the vision, structure and development of a Peer Institute that will serve a central role in the execution of the plan;
- Establishing a professional development framework with associated deliverables and timeframes that ensure the creation of a skilled, supported, and high-quality peer support workforce informed by best practice, the Peer Support Toolkit, and the experiences and talents of peers who have paved the way for excellence in Philadelphia.
Recognizing that this effort cannot and should not be accomplished by DBHIDS alone, the PCTAB will also be responsible for identifying and mobilizing community-based strategies that can work in concert with those executed by DBHIDS.
How to Get Involved
The PCTAB will comprise up to 20 members, at least 70 percent of whom will represent individuals and family members with lived experience with behavioral health conditions. In addition to people who have historically helped to lead Philadelphia’s efforts related to peer support services, membership will also include people who have recently received services, people who are providing peer support services, people who have been leaders and advocates for peer support work, supervisors of peer staff, providers who have been successful in integrating peer staff, and other influential community stakeholders who could impact the work. If you are interested in becoming a member of the PCTAB, please read the charter and complete the membership application below. We will consider your application, if and when openings occur. Thank you.
Email completed and signed membership applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.