Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

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Support that Gives New Life

“When I talk with the patients they feel lively and happy.  I feel as if I can give new life to them.” This quote by a Village Health Volunteer in SaoHai, Thailand, captures peer support at its most fundamental level,... Read More ›

A summer of Peer Support in Thailand

Note: This is the first in a two part series by two University of North Carolina  Masters of Public Health students describing their experience of spending their summer practicum working with Village Health Workers in Thailand. As we... Read More ›

Peer Supporter Training Resources Series

Training Peers to Deliver a Church-Based Diabetes Prevention Program  A critical component of peer support programs has been training and supporting peer supporters who provide practical, social, and emotional support to program... Read More ›

Mobile Phones and the Sustainability of Ongoing Peer Support

One of the challenges facing many peer support programs for chronic disease management is the ability to sustain ongoing support. Some of these challenges were highlighted in a 2007 Diabetes Educator article by Fisher and Colleagues. This... Read More ›
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Peer Support CHWs in the Community

Peer support as “being there” with proper training can save lives  Some of our recent blogs have focused on state and national level policies regarding peer supporters and community health workers (CHWs). Although understanding these... Read More ›
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