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Becoming a Medicaid Provider of Family and Youth Peer Support

Family run organizations across the country are lead providers of family and youth peer support services. Most are grassroots organizations developed and run by the parents and caregivers of children, youth, and young adults affected by serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. The mission of most family run organizations includes family support, education, public awareness, and local and state policy advocacy to ensure that an effective and evidence‐based service delivery infrastructure is in place. Family run organizations also ensure the family and youth voice is prominent in shaping a state’s system of care infrastructure.