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1.15.15

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 ›
1.8.15

Impact of Integrated Healthcare on Social Support for Patients with Co-Morbid HIV and Chronic Illness in South Africa

Jewels Rhode is a second year MPH student in the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. For her practicum last summer, she traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, where she worked... Read More ›
12.1.14

Dulce Mothers: Promotoras and Mothers with Gestational Diabetes

Clayton Velicer, MPH For a long time, promotoras have helped improve access to healthcare and self-management of chronic diseases. See our previous coverage of the great work done by promotoras in mental health, improving mother's... Read More ›
11.6.14

An In-Depth Look at Peer Support App Development, Part 2

Clayton Velicer, MPH In part 1 of this blog we looked at the development of an app called PersonA for increasing physical activity that includes a function for providing peer support. Specifically, we looked at how Al Ayuba and... Read More ›
10.30.14

Comparing Diabetes Support in 3 Countries

Clayton Velicer, MPH Our website has frequently promoted peer support and community health worker programs around the world including programs in Afghanistan, China, Australia, and India. In this week's blog, we discuss the findings... Read More ›
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