Peers for Progress Blog

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9.30.14

An In-Depth Look at Peer Support App Development, Part 1

Clayton Velicer, MPH Previously on this blog we have provided updates on mobile apps that incorporate peer and social support. Now, with the increasing number of apps coming onto the market, more transparency on the development and... Read More ›
9.12.14

CHW Care for Latinos with Diabetes: The DIALBEST Study

Clayton Velicer, MPH In our August Newsletter we highlighted the growth of community health workers (CHWs), particularly in Latino communities. We also highlighted an example of CHWs using mobile technology to boost impact in... Read More ›
8.27.14

Why Does Peer Support Work? Change Mechanisms Underlying Mental Health Peer Support

Huyen Vu, MSPH Involving peer support workers in mental health services is an effective means to improve the recovery outcomes for people living with mental illness. Evidence from the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. suggests... Read More ›
8.21.14

CHWs Engage Chicago Community at Fiesta del Sol Festival

Yudy Galvan and Lizette Martinez Alivio Medical Center Evoking the energy and warmth of the sun, the Fiesta del Sol festival in Chicago has grown from a block party into the largest Latino festival in the Midwest. Fiesta del Sol began... Read More ›
8.14.14

Diabetes Education is Only the Start

Sarah Kowitt, MPH This past week, I was in Orlando, FL for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Conference. While the conference was geared towards diabetes education, I was glad to see several sessions... Read More ›