A Learning Community of Peer Support

Peers for Progress is building a Global Network of Peer Support Organizations, and invites you to join in this global endeavor.

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Peer Support Works

Practical, social, and ongoing support from “people like me” is a powerful tool for managing health. Peer support improves health outcomes, quality of life, and costs associated with health care.

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Peer Support Around the World

Peer support programs and organizations – from small-budget volunteer programs to official parts of health care systems – exist all around the world.

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Best Practices in Peer Support

Together, we can build a “state-of-the-art” for doing, evaluating, and enhancing peer support.

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8,760 hours per year “on your own”

Other than 6 hours/year (avg.) with a health care provider, people are often “on your own” to manage health. This is where peer support can help - providing practical support for daily tasks, social support to stay motivated and handle stress, and help to stay connected to clinical care.

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Idea Exchange

Supervision of Community Health Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Huyen Vu, MPH Community health workers (CHWs) serve an increasingly important role as intermediary between patients...

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Community Health Workers at the Patient’s Home: Evaluation of Care

Clayton Velicer MPH The ability to work in non-traditional medical settings gives peer supporters, promotoras,...

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Headlines & Features

Peer Support Finds Heart in San Francisco

June 2014 Newsletter From June 17-18, Peers for Progress and the National Council of La Raza hosted a meeting of...

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Share Your Story, Photos, or Videos

We Want to Hear From You! Are you a peer supporter for others with whom you share a chronic condition? Have you...

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Scientific Evidence

CHW-Assisted Diabetes Self-Management Support: An RCT

Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jun 20. [PubMed Abstract] Peer Support for Achieving Independence in Diabetes (Peer-AID):...

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"The Promotora Explained Everything": Home Diabetes Coaching

Diabetes Educ. 2014 May 2. [PubMed Abstract] "The Promotora Explained Everything": Participant Experiences During a...

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