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Social Support for Health: An Increased Role in Health Care?

Clayton Velicer, MPH Social support is vital to health and quality of life, and its absence can be deadlier than...

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Community Health Workers in Action: Mingo County, West Virginia

Clayton Velicer, MPH In our recent two part blog, we discussed the Institute of Medicine's recent position paper...

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Institute of Medicine Discussion Paper on Community Health Workers, Part 2

Clayton Velicer, MPH In part 1 of this blog we highlighted several policy developments for Community Health Workers...

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Headlines & Features

New Peer Support Program Handbooks Help Communities Meet Healthcare Challenges

NCLR and Peers for Progress Release Comprehensive Guides to Implementing Peer Support Programs LEAWOOD, Kan., April...

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Peer Support in Primary Care

Peer support is emerging as a pillar of person-centered primary care. However, one of the challenges is demonstrating...

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Updated and Expanded! Peers for Progress Program Development Guide

Overview of the Guide The Comprehensive Program Development Guide aims to assist the development, implementation,...

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Scientific Evidence

Partners in Health: A Conceptual Framework for the Role of CHWs in Facilitating Patients' Adoption of Healthy Behaviors

Am J Public Health. 2015 May;105(5):872-80. [Pubmed Abstract] Partners in Health: A Conceptual Framework for the...

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Impact of Community Based Peer Support in Type 2 Diabetes: A Cluster RCT of Individual and/or Group Approaches

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 18;10(3):e0120277. [Pubmed Abstract] Impact of Community Based Peer Support in Type 2 Diabetes: A...

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Review: Effectiveness of Self-management Support Interventions for Men with Long-term Conditions

BMJ Open. 2015 Mar 20;5(3):e006620. [Pubmed Abstract] The effectiveness of self-management support interventions for...

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