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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›
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