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5.13.15

Social Support for Health: An Increased Role in Health Care?

Clayton Velicer, MPH Social support is vital to health and quality of life, and its absence can be deadlier than smoking cigarettes. Yet, despite its benefits, social support does not have a defined role in the health care... Read More ›
4.17.15

Community Health Workers in Action: Mingo County, West Virginia

Clayton Velicer, MPH In our recent two part blog, we discussed the Institute of Medicine's recent position paper on Community Health Workers (CHWs) that outlined some of the current challenges facing the CHW workforce and... Read More ›
3.26.15

Institute of Medicine Discussion Paper on Community Health Workers, Part 2

Clayton Velicer, MPH In part 1 of this blog we highlighted several policy developments for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and looked at some of the challenges facing the CHW workforce as outlined in the Institute of Medicine's (IOM)... Read More ›
2.24.15

Institute of Medicine Discussion Paper on Community Health Workers

Clayton Velicer, MPH In the past month, we’ve seen an increase in news coverage of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as they take on bigger roles in the US healthcare system. A feature in Modern Healthcare highlighted successful CHWs... Read More ›
2.12.15

Peer Mentoring for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Clayton Velicer, MPH Our blog has covered peer support in many populations around the world, but we rarely talk about adolescents and young adults. Traditionally, health interventions directed towards adolescents have struggled to... Read More ›
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