A non-profit initiative launched and led by 17a

innovate peer supports

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Design a tool to better organize peer supports for more impact in addiction recovery. Peers play a critical role in recovery - and could have much more impact with better tools to identify organize, and mobilize them.

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$10K for the winning pitch - with additional growth support
Supported pilot and providers ready to adopt your solution
Fully funded travel to Uncap 2018 to present pitch

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11/19 - round 1 applications due (sign up below for details)

11/30 - finalists pitch to industry and community leaders at Uncap 2018


Finalists Announced!


Finalists will pitch AT UNCAP on 11/30 at 2pm - COME WATCH (free)!!!


Peer supports are people who have personally experienced addiction, and who volunteer to help guide and mentor others in or seeking addiction treatment.

We need your help to design a tool that allows healthcare and community groups to organize, mobilize, and manage these peer supports in service of better addiction recovery for everyone.


What are peer supports?

Peer support case study: peers for recovery

Provider use of peer support specialists

Volunteering as part of addiction recovery

Holistically defined peer supports

Comprehensive peer recovery support resources

Enhancing the quality of peer support recruitment, supervision, and retention

Compensation and billing for certified peer supports

Ohio peer support certification procedures

Kentucky peer support certification procedures