Peer Support Outcomes

Poetry for Personal Power is providing Peer Support Outcomes because we can reduce costs for value based funders, governments, and foundations:

For HMOs and ACOs, Peer Support Outcomes include:

  • Members located, engaged and assessed – we project 75% of members located and 90% engaged based on competitor data.
  • PMPD costs – we project 50% reduction in Per member / per day costs based on competitor data.
  • Increased 7-day ambulatory follow up – we project 70% based on similar business model information.
  • Reduced readmissions – we project 70% reduction based on peer support outcomes data compiled by Optum and SAMHSA BRSS TACS.
  • Our target population is 14-17 year old youth and 18- 25 year old transition age young adults, starting with people who are in inpatient substance use or psychiatric treatment facilities and working to prevent re-admissions.

Juvenile justice peer support outcomes:

  • Criminal Activity and Behavior, which can be defined as # of crimes committed, # of days where criminal activity happened, and the % of income derived from crime. We project a 30% reduction in these numbers based on the evidence-based restorative justice program “Constant and Never Ending Improvements,” which was able to lower recidivism from 55% to 16%.
  •  Juvenile Justice Engagement – We project a 30% decrease in justice system involvement based on competitor data (StreetPoetsInc.com).
  • Resilience Knowledge and Behaviors – We project a 30% increase in resilience knowledge and behaviors through the program. Standard research-based tools have been developed to assess this knowledge.
  • Entrepreneur development – We project a 40% increase in the use of artist marketing tools, local entrepreneur supports, business idea development, and artist financial management systems.Reduced juvenile justice engagement – we project 70% .
  • Reduced criminal behavior and activity, as defined as # days in criminal activity, % of income derived from
  • Lowered cost of treatment (community vs. juvenile justice facility) – we project 600% ROI.
  • Our target population is  14-17 year old youth and 18- 25 year old transition age young adults, starting with people who are in inpatient substance use or psychiatric treatment facilities and working to prevent re-admissions.

Recovery Outcomes: Because tracking recovery is more important than tracking clinical throughput:

Cherie Bledsoe and Denise Baynham, two of the leaders in Peer support outcomes in Kansas

Cherie Bledsoe and Denise Baynham, two of the leaders in Peer support outcomes in Kansas

  • Increased sense of well-being, quality of life, and sense of belonging among members/clients in participating nonprofits and social organizations (measured by Herth Hope Index, Sense of Belonging Index, WHOQOL-BREF (World Health Organization General Quality of Life assessment), or the Wisconsin Quality of Life Assessment).
  • Increased wellbeing impact capacity of community partners: increased recovery knowledge, and the integration of trauma-informed, resilience-focused practices by the agencies. These measurement scales include the Diffusion of Innovations Scale (developed by Pankratz, Hallfors, and Cho, 2002), and the Trauma-Informed Organization Scale, created by the National Council on Behavioral Healthcare. Also we will be using the evidence-based Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment process, which helps the organization self-assess their capacity to provide lay mental health interventions regarding mental health wellness.