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Recovery Training Institute (RTI-III)

Detroit Recovery Project, Inc.


Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Peer Support Specialists; Other: Behavioral Health-Related Paraprofessionals

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issue Addressed

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation


The Detroit Recovery Project received over $2 million from HRSA to support an initiative called Recovery Training Institute (RTI-III). RTI-III will create technology-based training curricula to address the impact of opiates and other drugs to youth and transitional-aged youth in Detroit and metro Detroit. The training will be provided to paraprofessionals who want to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals. RTI-III plans to train 80 paraprofessionals over the four-year grant. Curriculum includes 80+ hours of didactic and interactive classroom-based coursework training, a 25-hour practical training experience, and a 500-hour internship.

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