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Why Does Peer Support Work? Change Mechanisms Underlying Mental Health Peer Support

Huyen Vu, MSPH Involving peer support workers in mental health services is an effective means to improve the recovery outcomes for people living with mental illness. Evidence from the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. suggests... Read More ›

CHWs Engage Chicago Community at Fiesta del Sol Festival

Yudy Galvan and Lizette Martinez Alivio Medical Center Evoking the energy and warmth of the sun, the Fiesta del Sol festival in Chicago has grown from a block party into the largest Latino festival in the Midwest. Fiesta del Sol began... Read More ›

Diabetes Education is Only the Start

Sarah Kowitt, MPH This past week, I was in Orlando, FL for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Conference. While the conference was geared towards diabetes education, I was glad to see several sessions... Read More ›

Workplace Wellness Meets Peer Coaching: Fuel Your Life

Clayton Velicer, MPH Two strengths of the peer support model are 1) flexibility for adaptation to different communities or settings and 2) modularity, which offers the ability to build peer support on top of existing programs to create... Read More ›

Personal Reflections from the Peers for Progress June Conference

Clayton Velicer, MPH On June 17th and 18th, I had the wonderful opportunity to hear speakers and engage with experts on peer support when Peers for Progress and the National Council of La Raza hosted a meeting of Peers for Progress... Read More ›
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