Patient-Centered Medical Home
Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, Professor of Internal Medicine, Health Behavior, and Health Education at the University of Michigan explains why mobilizing social networks so powerful for health.
Talk delivered at a New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst event in April 2017.
Peer Support Shown to Relieve Community Health Burdens, Reduce Costs and Improve Access to Care
Report Focuses on Primary Care Settings and the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Leawood, KS – Today, Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) issued a report from their joint conference, held this spring. The conference explored the vital role that peer support through group visits, support groups or individual coaching provided by Community Health Workers (CHWs), Promotores de Salud, Navigators, and others can play in improving patient health outcomes, particularly when integrated into primary care and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) settings.
Evidence presented at the conference demonstrated that CHWs and others providing peer support not only reduce healthcare costs and improve access to care, but also are practical and adaptable to a…
NCLR and Peers for Progress Release Comprehensive Guides to Implementing Peer Support Programs
LEAWOOD, Kan., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) announced the release of two essential guides to enable accelerated implementation and scale-up of peer support programs in order to meet global healthcare challenges.
The Peers for Progress Program Development Guide, is a comprehensive practical handbook representing the culmination of six years of intensive study and reporting by community health leaders across the globe. The guide serves as resource for potential and existing peer support program managers, providing step-by-step instruction on program planning, monitoring and evaluation, quality improvement, and sustainability. Healthcare providers and community leaders seeking to implement peer support programs will also find supporting…