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2017.03.24 Peer Specialist Training And Certification Programs: A National Overview Other The Center for Social Work Research at the University of Texas at Austin compiled this review of existing peer specialist training and certification programs in the United States (as of 2012).
2016.12.02 National Certification Handbook (Canada) Implement - Training Materials Developed by Peer Support Accreditation and Certification (Canada), this Handbook is designed to provide a prospective certification candidate with a clear understanding of the Peer Support Accreditation and Certification (Canada) (PSACC) Standards of Practice and Certification Process. The Certification Handbook includes Standards of Practice and certification process for Certified Peer Supporters and Certified Peer Support Mentors.
2016.07.30 DIMENSIONS: Peer Support Program Toolkit Implement - Delivery Tool The DIMENSIONS toolkit was was developed by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine, Behavioral Health and Wellness Program. This toolkit is designed for use by a broad spectrum of organizations, including hospitals, healthcare clinics, and community agencies. Organizations that serve populations that would benefit from a peer support program, such as behavioral health, chronic medical conditions, justice-involved, military, and homeless are encouraged to utilize this toolkit. These materials are intended for administrators, healthcare providers, support staff, and, of course, peer specialists.
2016.06.27 Building A CHW Program: The Key To Better Care, Better Outcomes, & Lower Costs Implement - Delivery Tool This guide brings together the best thinking from healthcare leadership and current literature to create a detailed guidebook about CHW programs — what they are, what’s required to implement a program of your own, and how your organization, your patients, and your community will benefit. Using the information within the guidebook, you will be able to design and implement a CHW program to serve the patients within your community and achieve the Triple Aim — improved population health, improved patient experience, and lower per capita costs.
2016.06.27 CDC Faith Leaders Toolkit Implement - Delivery Tool This Faith Leaders Toolkit features tip sheets,webinars, videos, social media messages, and other materials that make it easy for you to 1) Spread the word about type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management, 2) Organize type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management activities in your community, and 3) Create an environment that supports healthy choices. Whether you are just starting a diabetes initiative or already have a program in place, the Faith Leaders Toolkit has resources to help you meet the needs of your congregation.
2016.05.06 Community, Health, Savings: The Power Of CHWs In An Evolving Healthcare System Promotion Tool St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, in partnership with the Saguaro Evaluation Group, has produced Community, Health Savings: The Power of Community Health Workers. It is a primer for stakeholders and policy makers that documents past performance as well as the future potential for more cost-effective health improvement by certifying and compensating CHWs.
2016.01.24 Best Practice Guidelines For Implementing And Evaluating CHW Programs In Health Care Settings Implement - Delivery Tool The Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) in Chicago, IL embarked on a two-year project (2011-2013) to create the Community Health Worker Best Practice Guidelines with the aim of addressing the gaps in knowledge about how to effectively implement the CHW model.
2015.08.03 Voluntary Organizations And Community Groups As New Partners In Diabetes Self-management And Education Evidence The purpose of this study is to critically review the literature on the role and work of voluntary organizations and community groups and volunteers in diabetes self management programs. It seeks to explain how these organizations are located and could be integrated further within a broader system of support
2015.08.02 Social Support Systems As Determinants Of Self-management And Quality Of Life Of People With Diabetes Across Europe Evidence Long-term conditions pose major challenges for healthcare systems. Optimizing self-management of people with long-term conditions is an important strategy to improve quality of life, health outcomes, patient experiences in healthcare, and the sustainability of healthcare systems. Much research on self-management focuses on individual competencies, while the social systems of support that facilitate self-management are underexplored. The presented study aims to explore the role of social systems of support for self-management and quality of life, focusing on the social networks of people with diabetes and community organisations that serve them.
2015.03.01 Q&A From The Webinar "CHWs: Their Role In Preventing And Controlling Chronic Conditions" Other This Q&A following an NDEP webinar on Community Health Workers offers excellent resources on a wide array of topics.
2015.02.25 Training Manual For Community Health Broker / CASTLE Project Implement - Training Materials This manual trains lay people about cancer screening
2014.05.15 Equipping Behavioral Health Systems & Authorities To Promote Peer Specialist/Peer Recovery Coaching Services Promotion Tool This expert panel meeting report was prepared by SAMHSA. The work of this expert panel summarized and advanced the understanding of what the behavioral health field needs to do to in order to successfully promote peers in the workforce.
2014.02.14 Peer Support Workers: Theory And Practice Promotion Tool This paper from the ImROC program examines the concepts and principles of peer support and presents examples from organizations which have peers in their workforce.
2013.03.21 PfP Brochure In Traditional Chinese Other Peers for Progress繁體中文簡介
2012.12.18 Lessons Learnt In Developing A Peer Support Program To Improve Diabetes Management In Anhui, China Example Program Presentation delivered by Xuefeng Zhong at the ICBM Conference in Budapest, August 2012.
2012.12.18 Culturally Adapting A Peer Support Trial To Maximize Acceptability Example Program Presentation delivered by Monika Safford at the ICBM Conference in Budapest, August 2012.
2012.12.18 Contextual Issues In Determining The Dose Of Peer Training And Peer Support Other Presentation delivered by Linda Baumann and Renee Boothroyd at the ICBM Conference in Budapest, 30 August 2012.
2012.12.18 The Natural History Of A Peer Support Intervention For Diabetes Care In Uganda Example Program Presentation delivered by Linda Baumann at the ICBM Conference in Budapest, 29 August 2012.
2012.11.26 Peers For Progress Brochure In Spanish Promotion Tool Peers for Progress program description in Spanish. Peers for Progress descripción del programa en español.
2012.07.27 Promoting Peer Support Through Social Media- PfP Experience Promotion Tool Social media tools provide opportunities to advance dissemination and advocacy of peer support. However, peer support programs and organizations need to understand what and how to use these tools in order to produce intended impact. This article highlights Peers for Progress’  effort  piloting social media strategies by summer of 2012, as well as shares initial lessons learned.
2012.07.27 Peers For Progress Network Contributions At 2012 SBM Other Here summarizes all the presentations by the Peers for Progress Network at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). Topics include A seminar on peer supporter training, ensuring competencies, and intervention tracking by Tang et al. A symposium on implementation differences and underlying commonalities of peer support by Oldeburg et al.  A symposium on impacts of “organizational home” on sustainability of peer support programs by Boothroyd et al.
2012.07.27 2012 SBM Symposium On Impact Of Organizational Home On Sustainability Other This symposium at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine describes several organizational-home cases as part of Peers for Progress. Each project will share their experience establishing peer support programs with organizational and community partners, and present lessons and key questions for sustaining and scaling-up such programs within particular organizational homes . Discussion will explore goals, strengths, and challenges associated with any organizational home for peer support, including coverage/reach of services and maintaining critical linkages among community and clinical communication and referral systems.
2012.07.27 2012 SBM Symposium On Implementation Of Peer Support Other This symposium at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine describes three peer support programs for diabetes management that are part of Peers for Progress. These projects in Australia, China and USA are implemented in very different ways but that also share underlying commonalities in terms of functions of peer support.
2012.07.16 SBM 2012 Presentation By John Elder Evidence This is a presentation from 2012 SBM conference where John Elder, Co-Investigator of the Peers for Progress-Imperial County project provides commentary on the topic of organization homes and their impact on the sustainability of peer support programs.
2012.07.16 2012 SBM Presentation On Organizational Homes Example Program This is a presentation by Renee Boothroyd from the 2012 SBM Conference that introduces the impact of “organizational homes” on sustainability of peer support programs.
2012.07.16 2012 SBM Peer Support In Anhui Province, China Example Program This presentation by Dr. Zhong XueFeng from the 2012 SBM conference highlights reciprocal cooperation between Peer Supporters and Community Health Centers in the Anhui Province of  China.
2012.07.16 SBM 2012 Australasian Presentation Example Program This is the presentation by Michaela Riddell from the 2012 SBM conference on the Australasian Peers for Progress Diabetes Project.
2012.07.16 2012 SBM Encourage Presentation Example Program This presentation by Andrea Cherrington from the 2012 SBM conference presents the findings from the ENCOURAGE Study. This focuses on the implementation of a volunteer diabetes peer support intervention in rural Alabama
2012.07.09 Peers For Progress Presentations And Publications 2009_2012 Evidence This document contains a list of key Peers for Progress presentations and publications between 2009 and 2012.
2012.07.06 PfP Brochure In Simplified Chinese Other This is Peers for Progress brochure in simplified Chinese.
2012.06.28 Training Leaders Unit 1 Implement - Training Materials This is a PDF that contains information for unit 1: “disease specific information” for training peer leaders
2012.06.13 Peers For Progress 8760 Example Promotion This is a Peers for Progress guide for those with diabetes on how to successfully manage diabetes in the 8760 hours not spent in a doctors office.
2012.06.12 Peer Support Interventions: Training, Ensuring Competencies, And Intervention Tracking Implement - Training Materials Slide sets and training materials from a Peers for Progress seminar discussing various models for training peer supporters.  This seminar was presented by Drs. Tricia Tang, Ayala Guadalupe, and Andrea Cherrington at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2012.06.12 BMSF Alivio Spotlight February 2012 Example Program Spotlight of Alivio’s project
2012.06.12 Consenso Para La Evaluación De Investigación En Diabetes Y Otras Enfermedades Crónicas En El área De Prevención, Auto Cuidado Y Apoyo Entre Pares. Implement - Evaluation Tool Este documento presenta una serie de medidas de evaluación para proyectos enfocados en promover el entre pares. Cuando se desarrolló este documento, el objetivo era la contar con un grupo de indicadores de evaluación compartidos que pudieran fortalecer la evidencia de individual y colectiva, sin ser una carga extra para cada proyecto individual. Se espera que estas medidas de evaluación consensuadas puedan servir a la comunidad amplia de investigadores (as) dedicados a examinar el apoyo entre pares y el auto manejo y cuidado de la diabetes. Adicionalmente, la mayoría de las medidas incluidas aquí no son específicas para la diabetes, y por tanto, pueden servir a una comunidad mucho más amplia que se dedique a la investigación  sobre el manejo de enfermedades crónicas y la promoción de la salud.
2012.06.12 BMSF Chicago Project Power Point Atlanta Presentation February 2012 Other Presentation of BMSF project in Atlanta
2012.06.12 BMSF Summit Reflection Other Reflection of Summit of BMSF grantees February 2012
2012.06.06 Health Affairs Article Brief Promotion Tool This is a copy of the Health Affairs article brief.
2012.01.25 IDF Summary Promotion Tool On December 4, 2011 more than 15,100 people from over 172 countries congregated in Dubai for the World’s Diabetes Congress. Hosted by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the five day event included presentations from 1,500 speakers. Among them were our colleagues from the Peers for Progress network.  This document provides a summary of their individual topics as well as links to their full presentations.
2012.01.25 Integrating Peers And Professionals In A Successful Program Evidence In this symposium, Fisher discusses the role of peer support in promoting diabetes self management and introduces the four key functions of peer support identified by Peers for Progress as a template for organizing peer support activities. Evidence for this approach is presented through a description of peer support programs around the world that have utilized the four key functions, which provide flexibility for contextual factors and have resulted in a rich variety of models for peer support.
2012.01.25 Development, Implementation, And Evaluation Of Peer Leaders Example Program Tang discusses the potential role of peer support in Diabetes Self Management Support (DSMS) and shares the results of a study aimed at testing the feasibility of training peer leaders to deliver support in this capacity. The study selected, trained, and evaluated nine African American peer leaders in pre-established competencies.
2012.01.24 Peer Education In China Example Program To address the need for culturally relevant peer support programs in China, Sun introduces an innovative hospital based peer support program designed specifically for a Chinese audience. In a pilot study of the peer support intervention, peer leaders were selected from a diabetes self management education center and trained using an adapted version of the peer training curriculum provided by Peers for Progress. Sun shares the results and implications of this trial study in his presentation.
2012.01.24 Action Research On Peer Educator Networks In Cambodia Evidence In Cambodia and other developing nations, there is a need for low cost, evidence based interventions for chronic diseases. Peer educator networks are one such intervention on which information is currently lacking. Van Pelt shares his experience gathering internal data on one of the first peer educator networks in Cambodia and discusses his findings, which indicate that the program did effectively deliver care to its participants at an affordable cost.
2012.01.24 A Peer Support Intervention For Rural Ugandan Adults Example Program Bauman introduces an innovative model of peer support in rural Uganda in which providers, peer “champions”, and their partners were provided with cell phones with a closed network to facilitate communication among the three groups. Results of a four month pilot study to test the feasibility of the program to improve diabetes self management, metabolic control, perceptions of social and emotional support, and linkages to care are presented.
2012.01.24 Evolution And Innovation In Chronic Care Evidence Oldenburg discusses the emerging role of information and communication technology (ICT) in ongoing follow up and support for peer support programs in chronic disease management. Evidence for the use of ICT is presented through a series of trials that have utilized ICT across a variety of settings.
2012.01.24 Peer And Other Community Support To Address Unmet Needs Evidence Heisler discusses the role of peer supporters and community health workers (CHWs) in enhancing diabetes self management by sharing evidence of its success across a variety of settings. Additionally, Heisler shares a number of modalities for delivering peer support, including the use of inexpensive technologies.
2011.10.26 Sample Peer Support Papers Identified During 2011 Evidence Full citation list of peer support papers identified by Peers for Progress during 2011. Most of the articles are published during 2011. This is the version of October,2011.
2011.10.25 Peer Support In Diabetes, Healthcare And Prevention Other Peers for Progress discusses details of peer support, including the four core functions and cultural considerations, along with example programs and lessons learned from around the world. The slides are in both Chinese and English. This was presented at a workshop on peer support during the 2011 International Symposium on Diabetes Education and Management meetings.
2011.10.25 Peer Leader Demonstration Project In Nanjing (Chinese) Example Program Professor Zilin Sun shares information on a community-based demonstration peer support program currently being conducted in Nanjing, China including training of peer supporters and a study design to assess program effectiveness. The results of this demonstration will be used to help integrate peer support and education into standard patient care in China. This was presented at a workshop on peer support during the 2011 International Symposium on Diabetes Education and Management meetings.
2011.10.25 Peer Educator Networks For Diabetes In Cambodia Example Program Mopo Tsyo in Cambodia introduces the structure and clinical/behavioral outcomes of their peer educator networks, which place special emphasis on peer education, support and self-management of diabetes and diabetes associated diseases. This unique program is a good example of sustainability. The slides are in both English and Chinese. This was presented at a workshop on peer support during the 2011 International Symposium on Diabetes Education and Management meetings.
2011.10.25 Peer Leader Demonstration Project In Nanjing (English) Example Program In this program description, Professor Sun shares information on a community-based demonstration peer support program currently being conducted in Nanjing, China including training of peer supporters and a study design to assess program effectiveness. The results of this demonstration will be used to help integrate peer support and education into standard patient care in China. This document, prepared in English, contains information from the Chinese PowerPoint presentation.
2011.10.25 2011 Peers For Progress Practica Highlights Other A report highlighting the practicum experiences of 7 Public Health students sponsored by Peers for Progress and collaborators across 4 sites in China, Mexico, and Australia. This demonstrates how offering students training opportunities could be an effective strategy to develop a workforce with skills and experience in peer support programs and also benefit your organizations in the short term.
2011.10.25 Community-Based Peer Support For Diabetes In Anhui Province Example Program Dr. Zhong shares details of a community randomized control trial of a peer support program in Anhui, China, including research design, challenges/lessons learned, and initial findings. It is a valuable source of information for other organizations hoping to start peer support programs in China. This was presented at a workshop on peer support during the 2011 International Symposium on Diabetes Education and Management meetings.
2011.10.25 DSME Evolution: Peer Support And Peers For Progress Other Peers for Progress discusses the potential of peer support in addressing the needs of patients with diabetes. The discussion also includes a brief overview of Peers for Progress and its role in disseminating information on best practices for peer support programs. This was presented during the 2011 International Symposium on Diabetes Education and Management meetings.
2011.10.25 2011 Peers For Progress Summer Meetings Highlights- China Other This report provides highlights of key activities and resolutions that resulted from a series of Peers for Progress-related networking activities to promote peer support in China during the summer of 2011. It also includes links to presentations on various programs and lessons learned during the 2011 International Symposium on Diabetes Education and Management meetings in Nanjing, China.
2011.09.27 Hospital Based Example: National Taiwan University Hospital Example Program National Taiwan University Hospital shares information on their peer support program, including information on the organizational structure of the program, roles and responsibilities of peer supporters, and a snap shot of recent activities. The presentation is a good case study of a hospital based peer support program in Taiwan.
2011.09.27 Hospital Based Example: Changhua Christian Hospital Example Program The Changhua Christian Hospital of Taiwan shares the details of their peer support group for patients with diabetes. The presentation also offers an overview of their comprehensive diabetes education integrating with an innovative telehealth care program, which allows both patients and their family members to have access to needed information anytime and anywhere.
2011.09.27 Taiwanese Hospital Based Example: Min-Sheng General Hospital Example Program Min-Sheng General Hospital of Taiwan introduces their hospital based peer support program, Diabetes Health Club, and how the program, along with the utilization of telemedicine (SMART CARE) and multidisciplinary care through a system of centralized location, to improve self management of patients with diabetes.
2011.09.27 Taiwanese Models For Peer Support Other In collaboration with Taiwanese Association of Diabetes Educators, Peers for Progress met with leaders and representatives of organizations actively sponsoring and/or managing peer support programs in July, 2011. This report highlights key lessons learned and reflections, as well as shares several presentations by the organizations visited with.
2011.09.27 Promoting Peer Support For Diabetes In Taiwan Example Program The Taiwanese Association of Persons with Diabetes (TAPD)- a network organization for Diabetes peer support programs supported by Bureau of Health Promotion- shares their experiences with peer support through specific case studies of programs throughout Taiwan. Examples include a children’s summer camp and a community-based program for Taiwanese aborigines.
2011.09.27 Linkage To Primary Care: A Taiwanese Model Example Program The Sinshe District Public Health Center offers an introduction to their peer support program for patients with diabetes with a strong linkage to primary care. The presentation includes a brief overview of the participants, program activities and organization, and roles and responsibilities of peer supporters.
2011.09.12 Sharing Of PfP Intellectual Property Other Sharing PfP Resources and Materials
2011.08.30 Peer Support For Cancer-Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance Example Program Founded in 2002, Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance, a nonprofit organization with 700 volunteers and 15,000 members, shares its comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of women with breast cancer and influencing government policy, including ongoing support, health education, family and spouse involvement, partnership with the providers, and advocacy.
2011.08.30 Peer Support For Type 1 Diabetes: College Diabetes Network Example Program Considered the first of its kind, the College Diabetes Network (CDN) shares its strategies and experience in creating support networks, web-based resources and collaborating with others to serve young adults with Type 1 diabetes at U.S. colleges.
2011.08.18 2011 PfP Winter-Spring Highlights Other This document highlights key activities of Peers for Progress during winter-spring, 2011. This also include several program examples featured in the PfP newsletters.
2011.08.18 The US Latino Peer Support Models :Promotores De Salud Example Program A presentation by Dr. Guadalupe Ayala introducing promotores as peer supporters in the US-residing Hispanic/Latino community with an emphasis on health. It also shares insight into how to design a peer support program and some limitations of what we know about this approach. This is part of a workshop at the 2011 National Council of La Raza.
2011.07.26 Peer Support For Cancer- Cancer Connect In Australia Example Program The Cancer Connect in Victoria, Australia shows how it strategically utilizes a much targeted telephone-based peer support intervention, including trained volunteers who have been through a similar cancer experience plus assistance in volunteer matching to serve those affected by cancer. Their experience could be helpful for programs targeting hard-to-reach populations or those with very specific needs.
2011.06.28 The MoPo Tsyo's Solution For Program Sustainability Example Program The MoPo Tsyo’s Peer Educator Networks (PEN) in Cambodia show how innovations can provide new answers in the struggle to provide accessible and affordable care and support for people with diabetes in a low-resource setting.
2011.06.27 PfP KL Report Other Peers for Progress Meeting Report from Diabetes, Peer Support, and Global Programs (Kuala Lumpur, 2010)
2011.06.23 Whys And Hows For Developing Peer Support Programs Implement - Management Tool A webinar hosted by the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, Drs. Edwin Fisher and Renée Boothroyd from Peers for Progress introduce the rationale and how to develop and manage peer support program, and share the knowledge and experience learned from the Peers for Progress global network.
2011.06.03 Global Network List - Africa Other This is a list of our Global Network members in Africa. This includes the Eritrean National Diabetic association program and Project Hope in South Africa.
2011.06.03 Global Network List - Australia Other This is a list of our Global Network members in Australia. This includes the Polio Network of Victoria initiative in Melbourne and the MS Australia Peer Support Program in Lidcombe.
2011.05.26 2011 PfP SBM Symposium: Peer Support Across Settings Example Program A summary document of all the presentations at the PfP symposium on peer support across settings during the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Links to presentations are included. The symposium introduces PfP and the use of four key functions to address the challenges of promoting peer support in different contexts. It also offers case examples of how these functions have been enacted around the globe in a variety of settings and demonstrates the effectiveness.
2011.05.26 2011 PfP SBM Seminar:Recruiting, Training & Evaluating PSers Implement - Training Materials A summary document of all the presentations at the Peers for Progress Seminar on recruiting, selecting and training peer supporters during the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. It includes links to individual presentations. The seminar provides guidelines on how to design, implement and evaluate effective peer support programs as well as opportunities to learn through hands-on exercises, simulations, and discussion.
2011.05.19 Symposium-Peer Support Across Settings: Ex. Australia Example Program A presentation by Dr. Brian Oldenburg with the Peers for Progress grantee project in Australia discussing a peer-led program for Type 2 diabetes through an established NGO. It offers lessons learned that may be helpful in program transfer to other countries within the Asia Pacific region, where lay workers and community health workers are already integral to delivery of primary health care services. It is part of a symposium at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine .
2011.05.19 Symposium-Peer Support Across Settings: Ex. US-Mexico Border Example Program A presentation by Dr. Guadalupe Ayala  with the Peers for Progress grantee project in California focusing on integrating volunteer and paid models of peer support and training peer supporters to understand multiple levels of influence and modalities of peer support, including family home visits, clinic visits and support groups. It is part of a symposium at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2011.05.19 Symposium-Peer Support Across Settings: Ex. Uganda Example Program A presentation by Dr. Linda Baumann with the Peers for Progress grantee project in Uganda discussing a peer champion program for Type 2 diabetes patients, which uses a pre-paid telephone network to link participants and healthcare providers. Positive outcomes on diabetes self-care and other successes and challenges of a resource-poor setting are explored. The presentation is part of a symposium at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2011.05.18 Symposium-Peer Support Across Settings:Overview Other A presentation by Dr. Edwin Fisher, Global Director of Peers for Progress, overviewing a symposium entitled “Peer Support across Cultural, National & Organizational Settings: Common Functions & Setting-Specific Features”. It introduces the needs for peer support, four key functions of peer support,various dimensions of peer support programs around the globe in various settings, and Peers for Progress. This was presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2011.05.17 Seminar-Recruiting,Training & Evaluting PSers:Overview Implement - Training Materials A presentation overviewing a seminar on recruiting, training and evaluating peer supporters. It introduces the learning objectives of the seminar, conceptual issues and contexts of the three Peers for Progress grantee projects to be presented. This was presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2011.05.17 Seminar-Recruiting,Training & Evaluting PSers: Recruitment Implement - Management Tool A presentation by Dr. Guadalupe Ayala with the Peers for Progress grantee project in California on how to select and recruit volunteer peer supporters among Hispanic/Latino populations with diabetes. Preliminary findings and discussions on motivations for volunteering as well as “active’ vs. “passive” recruitment are included. It is part of a seminar at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2011.05.17 Seminar-Recruiting, Training & Evaluating PSers:Training Implement - Training Materials A presentation by Dr. Andrea Cherrington with the Peers for Progress grantee project in Alabama  demonstrating how to design and implement peer supporter training. It also includes successful tips and challenges throughout the process when serving low income, African American people with diabetes. This is part of a seminar at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2011.05.17 Seminar-Recruiting, Training & Evaluating PSers:Evaluation Implement - Evaluation Tool A presentation by Dr. Tricia Tang with the Peers for Progress grantee project in Michigan  demonstrating what and how to evaluate peer supporter training outcomes. This is part of a seminar at the 2011 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
2011.04.21 CHW Programs Serving Low-Income Ethnically Diverse Families Example Program Public Health-Seattle & King County’s community health worker (CHW) programs supporting low-income ethnically diverse people with asthma or diabetes to better manage their chronic conditions. The programs share their core approaches, quality improvement strategies and various program resources (e.g., training, guidelines etc.)
2011.04.08 For Primary Care Professionals: Evolving DSME Models To DSMS Other A PfP presentation to primary health care professionals discussing the need for and contributions of ongoing support in diabetes self mgmt. It not only introduces core functions of peer support and the benefits, but also shares reflections about connecting support interventions with local health care providers.
2011.03.28 Community-Based Peer Support For Diabetes In China Example Program A community-based peer support program serves older adults with diabetes in the Anhui Province of China. The program shares its key feature of taking advantage of the community and health system settings. To our knowledge, this study is the first in China to emphasize peer support outside of formal group meetings and through individual contacts with peer supporters and the informal activities emerging from the groups.
2011.03.10 Rejoinder To Smith Et Al 2011 Other Caution in generalizing from null effects of a diabetes peer support intervention
2011.02.23 Peer Partner Training Booklet In English And Luganda Other An educational material in both English and Luganda introduce diabetes self care, how to communicate with peer supporters and when to contact healthcare providers. It was used during the Peer Champion Program (a Peers for Progress grantee project in Uganda), and developed by our colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and Mityana District Hospital Diabetes Care Team.
2011.02.23 Peer Champion Program-Peer Support For Diabetes In Uganda Example Program A Peers for Progress grantee project serves adults with Type 2 diabetes in rural Uganda. The program shares its innovative use of mobile technology in this low-resourced setting, and the implications for delivery of peer support in similar settings.
2011.02.10 Video Taller Conteo De Hidratos De Carbono Implement - Training Materials This is an online workshop about Carbohidrate Counting in SPANISH, you can consult, and reproduce it with the Ustream  liver recorded video, or include it  on your own web sites whit de EMBEED code that is available. www.diabetesentrepares.com if you have any cuestions don´t hesitate to contact us: contacto@diabetesentrepares.com
2011.01.31 Peers For Progress Annual Letter Other Peers for Progress highlights for 2010.
2011.01.26 Live, Learn And Share: Black Caribbean Community Project Example Program A snapshot of the Black Creek Community Health Centre’s Live, Learn and Share-Diabetes Peer Support Project for the Black Caribbean Community.  It also highlights the project’s participatory approach in developing cultural appropriate resources that help to address and cope with cultural taboos.
2011.01.14 Live, Learn And Share Diabetes Peer Support Group Guide Other A guide providing information, step-by-step guidance and resources for people with diabetes to start a Diabetes Support Group. It also includes information and tips to help individuals cope with the negative feelings related to diabetes. This guide is generously shared by the Live, Learn and Share:Diabetes Peer Support Group Project, Black Creek Community Health Centre in Canada.
2011.01.14 Peers For Progress Brochure Promotion Tool Brochure with description of Peers for Progress program
2010.12.21 PfP Guide To Peer Support Program Development And Management Implement - Management Tool A guide providing information and resources for designing, enhancing or refining peer support program. It also includes interactive tools and web-based resources selected and compiled by Peers for Progress. This guide is developed by the Peers for Progress Program Development Center.
2010.11.12 Press Release- Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grant Awarded Other American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Peers for Progress Program Receives $5M Grant to Evaluate the Impact of Peer Support for Diabetes in Patient-Centered Medical Home Model of Care
2010.09.13 Identification Of Depression In Diabetes: PHQ-9 And HADS-D Implement - Evaluation Tool A research article comparing the efficacy of HADS-D and PHQ-9 in identifying moderate to severe depression among primary care patients with type 2 diabetes. The results suggest  HADS-D is a better screening tool for depression in patients with diabetes. The paper is contributed by Prasuna Reddy and colleagues.
2010.09.07 2010 NRHA Presentations-Rural Diabetes Care Other A list and links to presentations contributed by Dr. Doyle Cummings, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Diabetes Initiative and the Peers for Progress team at the 33rd National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Annual Rural Health Conference during May 18-21, 2010.
2010.09.06 Innovative Strategies For Diabetes Care Example Program A presentation providing an overview of diabetes in rural communities and an integrated care model in rural diabetes practices at ECU funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It also features a patient provider telehealth network utilizing technology for remote monitoring. This was presented by Doyle Cummings, Berbecker Distinguished Professor of Rural Medicine at East Carolina University.
2010.09.06 Diabetes Self-Management And Peer Support In Rural Communities Example Program A presentation discussing the critical importance of self-management support as framed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Diabetes Initiative and Peers for Progress. It also includes both domestic and global applications in rural communities. This was presented by Renee Boothroyd, the director of Peers for Progress Program Development Center, and Edwin Fisher, the global director of Peers for Progress.
2010.09.06 Example Program In A Rural Context - ENCOURAGE Example Program A presentation on a Peers for Progress grantee project in rural Alabama, ENCOURAGE, utilizing volunteer peer supporters linked to rural health centers to serve African Americans with diabetes. This was presented by Jewell Halanych and Sheree Moultry from the ENCOURAGE team.
2010.09.04 Peers For Progress' Global Initiatives For Diabetes And CDM Other Key evidence points for Peers for Progress’ global initiatives to promote peer support for diabetes and chronic disease management (CDM). This provides the rationale why Peers for Progress started from addressing the global diabetes epidemic in promoting peer support as a key part of health, health care and prevention around the world.pfp
2010.08.26 2010 ICBM Peers For Progress Presentations And Resources Other A list and links to presentations and resources contributed by the Peers for Progress team at the 2010 International Congress of Behavioral Medicine(ICBM) meeting. This also includes materials from a workshop on cross cultural research in health promotion and chronic disease management, a symposium on peer support across cultural, national, and organizational settings, and the preliminary results of a global systematic review of peer support for complex health behavior.
2010.08.25 Knowledge To Action: Peers For Progress Global Strategy Other A presentation on the global strategy of Peers for Progress to tackle key challenges of standardization of peer support, and promotion and dissemination of such a strategy in a culturally contingent, global context. It focuses on standardization by function, not by content, and utilization of regional networks for global promotion and dissemination. This was presented by Edwin Fisher, the global director of Peers for Progress.
2010.08.23 PfP PDC Global Systematic Review Preliminary Findings-ICBM Evidence The preliminary findings of a global systematic review of peer support for complex health behavior being conducted through Peers for Progress Program Development Center. This was presented by Emily Elstad, a doctoral student at UNC-CH.
2010.08.22 Outcomes And Research Objectives In Cross Cultural Research Other A presentation addressing the importance of choosing correct disciplinary lenses to examine health outcomes, health trends and epidemiologic transitions between regions and countries, and needs for evidence development, translation of research and knowledge exchange in (cross cultural) international research. This was presented by Brian Oldenburg, a professor of International Public Health at Monash University, Australia.
2010.08.22 9-Page Consensus Evaluation With Updated Resources Implement - Evaluation Tool A 9-page handout providing a quick overview of Consensus Evaluation for Research on Self Management and Peer Support in Diabetes. This contains a core set of cross-site shared evaluation measures in the context of Peers for Progress.
2010.08.16 PfP Examples Of Generalizable Functions & Local Tailoring Evidence A presentation on the core functions of peer support in the context of Peers for Progress and examples demonstrating local tailoring efforts for diverse implementation of peer support’s key functions. This was presented by Renée Boothroyd, the director of Peers for Progress Program Development Center.
2010.08.16 Cross Cultural Research - Standardization By Functions Evidence A presentation on standardization of peer support by function, not by content It focuses on a global approach integrating foundations in evidence with tailoring to local strengths and needs. This was presented by Edwin Fisher, the global director of Peers for Progress.
2010.08.16 The Malaysia Diabetes Prevention Program Example Program A presentation on a diabetes prevention program in Malaysia demonstrating a potential peer support model that can be used for chronic disease prevention in middle-income countries. This was presented by Carina Chan from Monash University.
2010.08.16 Identification Of Reliable Measures Of Peer Support In DM Implement - Evaluation Tool A presentation on consensus measures of outcomes and key mediators in the context of Peers for Progress to measure benefits of peer support in diabetes management. This was presented by Renée Boothroyd, the director of Peers for Progress Program Development Center.
2010.08.16 Peer Support For Adults With Diabetes In Rural Uganda Example Program A presentation on a Peers for Progress demonstration grantee project utilizing peer champion/partner intervention to reach adults with type 2 diabetes in rural Uganda. This was presented by Linda Baumann, a professor of School of Nursing at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2010.08.13 Common Functions & Setting-Specific Features Of Peer Support Across Different Settings Evidence A presentation on common functions and setting-specific features of peer support across cultural, national and organizational settings. This was presented by Edwin Fisher, the global director of Peers for Progress.
2010.08.13 Peer Support Program - JADE And PEARL In Hong Kong Example Program A presentation on a Peers for Progress evaluation grantee project in Hong Kong, PEARL, utilizing a web-based disease management system (JADE) and integrating with motivational peer support through telephone counseling to improve community-based diabetes care. This was presented by Hairong Nan from Asia Diabetes Foundation (ADF), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
2010.08.13 Australasian Peers For Progress Diabetes Program Example Program A presentation on a Peers for Progress evaluation grantee project, Australasian Peers for Progress Project, focusing on the interventions built upon 4 key functions of peer support in the State of Victoria, program cost effectiveness, and transferability to other settings and countries. This was presented by Brian Oldenburg, a professor of International Public Health at Monash University, Australia.
2010.07.30 PfP PDC Selected Evidence Points For Peer Support Evidence A summary of selected evidence for peer support assessed as part of a global systematic review of peer support for complex health behavior being conducted through Peers for Progress Program Development Center.
2010.07.30 PfP PDC Global Systematic Review Abstract-ICBM Evidence An abstract of a global systematic review of peer support for complex health behavior to be presented at the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C., August, 2010 by Peers for Progress Program Development Center.
2010.07.30 Peer Support Review Paper Summary Evidence A summary of peer support review articles conducted by individuals or groups other than Peers for Progress Program Development Center.
2010.07.09 Consensus Evaluation For Self Management And Peer Support - Full Version Implement - Evaluation Tool A core set of shared measures of benefits of self management and peer support in diabetes identified by Peers for Progress team.
2010.05.14 UN Resolution On Chronic Disease Passed Other Attached is a file of interest from our colleague and friend, Jean Claude Mbanya, President of the International Diabetes Federation, announcing UN passage of a resolution to hold a summit on chronic disease in 2011. This represents the efforts not only of the IDF but also of groups working with cancer, tuberculosis, lung disease, etc. A very nice breakthrough to inclusive views of chronic disease.
2010.03.05 PfP PDC Selected Evidence Points-Full Citation List Evidence List of full citations of the articles in the document, “PfP PDC Selected Evidence Points”
2010.03.05 Peer Support Review Paper Citation List Evidence List of full citations of peer support review papers conducted by individuals or groups other than the Peers for Progress Program Development Center. A supplement to the Peer Support Review Paper Summary.
2010.02.23 Global Network Members - Asia Other This is a list of our Global Network members in Asia. This includes the Anhui Provincial CDC in Hefei, China, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE) in Karachi, tPakistan, Dehli Diabetes Research Center(DDRC) in New Dehli, India, MoPoTsyo Peer Educator Network (P.E.N.) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Phuket Diabetes Forum in Phuket Thailand and the Diabetes Support group at the Tung Wah Eastern Hospital in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
2010.02.23 Global Network Members - Caribbean, Central And South America Other This is a list of our Global Network members in the Caribbean, Central and South America. This includes the ReMeDi institution in Pachuca, Hildago, Mexico and the Diabetes Entre Pares initiative in Mexico City, Mexico.
2010.02.23 Global Network Members - Europe Other This is a list of our Global Network members in Europe. This includes the International Diabetes Federation in Belgium, VU University Medical center in Amsterdam, Diabetes DE in Germany and the Education, Health & Society Foundation (EHSF) in Spain.
2010.02.23 Global Network Members - US And Canada Other List of Global Network members in US and Canada.
2010.02.15 Peers For Progress Brand Guidelines Promotion Tool This document contains the guidelines for Peers for Progress including why brand matters, color palette, logo usage, letterhead and Powerpoint.
2010.01.11 Demonstration Grantee List Example Program This document contains information about the Peers for Progress demonstration grantees including the organizations, principle investigators, co-investigators and program locations.
2010.01.11 Evaluation Grantee List Example Program This document provides information about the Peers for Progress Evaluation Grantees projects including location, principle investigators, collaborating institutions and program objectives.
2009.12.02 Peer Educator Networks Example Program A presentation on Peer Educator Networks in Cambodia.
2009.11.23 2009 Global Network Members List Other 2009 Global Network members list.
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