Headlines & Features
Integrating Peer Support in Primary Care
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Ed Fisher, PhD, Global Director, Peers for Progress
Leticia Ibarra, MPH, Director of Programs, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc.
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative will host a webinar on how peer support can enhance primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health and more. Peer support links people living with chronic conditions, providing them with emotional, social and practical assistance. Speakers will highlight evidence demonstrating the positive impact that peer support has on health outcomes, its role in patient engagement, and the benefits and challenges of integrating peer support in primary care settings.
The Sinai Urban Health Institute recently released this new report, Best Practices Guidelines for Implementing and Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs in Health Care Settings. This report is the culmination of a two-year project funded by the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) Best Practice Guidelines are intended to be a blueprint for health care organizations interested in implementing the CHW model. These practice guidelines were developed to address gaps in the CHW professional literature and assist health care administrators, public health professionals, health care providers, CHWs, and communities in designing and implementing CHW interventions grounded in evidence-based science.
The report offers recommendations on implementing the CHW model in five subject areas: 1. CHW hiring; 2. CHW training; 3. CHW supervision; 4. CHW integration into the health care system; and 5. Evaluating CHW programs. To our knowledge this is the largest comprehensive review of the CHW literature, survey data, and practice-based CHW knowledge available. It is our intention that this report fills gaps in the knowledge base and assist organizations in the implementation of the CHW model, ultimately improving the health of communities right here in Chicago and even nationally.
We are excited to share this document with you in the form of a PDF available on our website www.SUHIchicago.org.
Printed copies are available upon request.
Peers for SafeTalk: Can a Motivational Interviewing-based Safer Sex Program for Persons Living with HIV be adapted for Peer Delivery?
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
4:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Presenters: Carol E. Golin, MD and Marlyn Allicock, PhD from UNC Chapel Hill
Please join Peers for Progress and National Council of La Raza for our first webinar of 2014! This exciting, interactive webinar will discuss how “SafeTalk” a program utilizing motivational interviewing with trained counselors could be adapted for peer delivery. Dr. Carol Golin and Dr. Marlyn Allicock will:
- Present the results of the SafeTalk program
- Explain Motivational Interviewing and how it was used in the program, and
- Lead a discussion on how SafeTalk could be adapted for delivery by peers
View our past webinars