peer support curriculum, Whole Health Action Management (WHAM),
to promote whole health self-management and strengthen the peer workforce’s
role in integrated healthcare delivery.
WHAM prepares the peer workforce to use person-centered planning to set achievable whole health goals and weekly
action plans to create new health behavior by engaging in weekly WHAM groups.
It also teaches basic health screens for prevention and shared decision making
with health professionals.
Founded on researched chronic disease self-management programs such as HARP (Health and Recovery Peer Program)
and science-based health and resiliency factors, like the Relaxation Response, WHAM was designed
by peers for peers in recovery from mental illness and substance use
For more information on WHAM, visit www.integration.samhsa.gov/health-wellness/wham or contact Hannah Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes
the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better
address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use
conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care
provider settings. Run by the National Council for Community Behavioral
Healthcare, CIHS is funded jointly by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA). Visit www.integration.samhsa.gov.