Peers for Progress will facilitate sharing of ways peer support may be used in the worldwide effort against COVID-19. In the news, we’ve seen a few cases where peer support has been mobilized to help communities impacted by COVID-19, but we think that’s only a fraction of the unrecognized work that people are doing.
We want to know how your group / organization has used peer support to help your communities during this public health crisis!
If you have a recent experience, please share your story in the comments below. Feel free to include links to more details such as forms or protocols.
In their New York Times piece, Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt write about the increasingly important role of peer support in modern health care.
Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Interventions Engaging CHWs for Diabetes Management
Task Force Finding
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes management based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving glycemic and lipid control among participants with diabetes and reducing their healthcare use. Economic evidence indicates that interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes management are cost-effective.
Interventions engaging community health workers for diabetes management are typically implemented in underserved communities and can improve health, reduce health disparities, and enhance health equity.
Read the full CPSTF Finding and Rationale Statement for details including implementation issues, possible added benefits, potential harms, and evidence gaps.