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

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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Navigators in ACA Enrollment and Beyond

Laura Guzman Targeted ACA enrollment efforts to reach uninsured Latinos March 31, 2014 marked the end of the first...

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Headlines & Features

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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Peer Supporters and Family Doctors Working Together

How can peer supporters and family physicians work together to improve the health of patients with chronic conditions?...

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Scientific Evidence

How Ethnographic Research Can Inform Positive Relationships Among CHWs, Health Institutions, and Communities

Am J Public Health. 2014 Mar 13. [Pubmed Abstract] Listening to Community Health Workers: How Ethnographic Research...

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Model for Culturally Competent CHW Training

Health Promot Pract. 2014 Mar;15(1 Suppl):56S-63S. [Pubmed Abstract] An instructional design model for culturally...

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