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

Smart Phone Apps: The Latest Way to Deliver Peer Support

Clayton Velicer, MPH Earlier this month we highlighted a mobile app called HelpAround and the boom of apps...

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More than a Job, Peer Support is a Calling

Sayaka Hino For Colleen Vaughan, the path to be a nationally recognized mental health peer support specialist at the...

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Headlines & Features

Peer Support Can Address Nation's Healthcare Challenges

How Can Peer Support Address the Nation's Healthcare Challenges? New Report Shows Way Forward April 2014...

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Peers For Progress & NCLR Report Highlights How To Harness Community Support For Better Health

Peer approach outlined in Affordable Care Act can improve quality of care and reduce costs LEAWOOD, Kan. and...

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Scientific Evidence

CHW Support Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding Among Latinas in Los Angeles County: Salud con Hyland's

Health Care Women Int. 2014 Mar 13. [Pubmed Abstract] Engaging Community With Promotores de Salud to Support Infant...

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RCT Design: Peer support to decrease diabetes-related distress in patients with type 2 diabetes

BMC Endocr Disord. 2014 Mar 4;14(1):21. [Pubmed Abstract] Peer support to decrease diabetes-related distress in...

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