PfP Guide to Program Development and Management
Peers for Progress has released a guide for program development and management. The purpose of this guide is to provide information and resources for designing, enhancing or refining peer support programs. This guide evolved out of Peers for Progress’ global initiatives and a global network of peer support organizations and leaders to promote peer support for diabetes and chronic disease prevention and management around the world.
This guide is more specifically directed toward individuals and organizations who wish to start, or are currently sponsoring and managing peer support programs. However, resources in this guide may be helpful to health professionals, health care executives, and policy makers who can help plan or fund peer support programs in their organization, community or region (i.e., state).
The objectives of this guide are to:
- Understand overall process of program development, implementation and management.
- Enable readers to see what successful peer support programs look like and recognize that they can develop such a program.
- Provide interactive tools and web-based resources to help readers actually establish an effective, sustainable peer support program, or strengthen an existing one.