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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Breakthroughs in Hepatitis C Treatment Spark Need for Improved Patient Engagement and Medication Adherence

This week, we turn your attention to an overlooked and neglected disease that deserves a closer look. Contributing author Julia Hill is an MPH student at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. In the United... Read More ›

Warm Hugs Ward Off Colds

Clayton Velicer, MPH Health goals are the most popular New Year’s Resolutions, such as losing weight, quitting smoke, exercising more, and eating healthier. It’s widely accepted that social support can help people achieve these... Read More ›
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