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8.21.14

Latino Communities Spur Growth of CHWs

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the community health worker (CHW) workforce is expected to increase by 25% in the next 8 years. This growth is being led by Latino communities that have already achieved great strides using the CHW model.

In support of CHW programs on the ground, an expanding body of research confirms that CHWs will be playing even bigger roles in Latino health in the years to come. The evidence gives us strong reasons to champion CHWs as a strategy for alleviating Latino health disparities.

Read our August newsletter for program resources and research briefs on CHWs in Latino health.

6.25.14

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 Peers for Progress investigators and the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network in San Francisco, California. Over two packed days, we reviewed the state of the evidence in peer support for diabetes management and looked ahead to the future. Reminded of our common principles and the importance of this work, we found in San Francisco the vision and the resolve to move forward.

In this newsletter, you can read our reflections and find resources developed for the meeting.

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5.21.14

Sustainable Financing for Peer Support Within Reach

 

May 2014 Newsletter

For a long time, peer support programs have been funded by a patchwork of short-term grant funding. Within the past ten years, states have started to recognize the benefits of financing peer support programs through dependable channels of reimbursement. Our spotlight this month looks at sustainable financing models for peer support and key trends to watch for in the future. Additional information on financing may be found in the program resources section.

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