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In the September issue of the Peers for Progress newsletter, we feature a spotlight on Pakistan’s Lady Health Worker program, which employs nearly 110,000 community health workers across the entire country. You’ll find more information about this ambitious program under resources and research briefs. This issue also provides a first look at two Work Group products from the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network.
From our experience working with healthcare and community organizations to develop and implement peer support programs, Peers for Progress has faced many challenges related to workforce development and capacity building. In the August newsletter, our spotlight focuses on emerging issues in peer workforce and capacity building. You can also visit the PfP blog for more discussions on this topic.
Peers for Progress frequently discusses workforce and capacity building issues in our weekly blog. You can find related blog posts below:
July 8, 2013 – How Limited Workforce Capacity Hinders Providers’ Buy-In In China
June 13, 2013 – Sustainability of Promotores Programs: Workforce Development
June 5, 2012 – Community Health Worker Licensing and Training
June 5, 2012 – Community Health Worker Roles
In the Peers for Progress June newsletter, we discuss some innovative applications of peer support in the Affordable Care Act. Our spotlight discusses how peer support can help hospitals reduce readmission rates and avoid costly penalties. You will also find resources on the use of community health workers for patient navigation and addressing health disparities.
To learn more about opportunities for peer support in the ACA, please refer to this Issue Brief.
Peers for Progress also covers the latest ACA developments in our weekly blog. You can find recent ACA-related blog posts below:
May 9, 2013 – Reducing Hospital Readmissions through Peer Support Programs
June 20, 2012 – The Affordable Care Act and Peer Support
May 30, 2012 – Peer Supporters CMS Funding