Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World




Diabetes Management: Peer Support, Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and Population Health

Hosted by TransforMED and Peers for Progress

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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What happens when peer support is added to the care delivery transformation process at a Federally Qualified Health Center? In this webinar, we will explore benefits and challenges that Alivio Medical Center in Chicago has experienced in the course of implementing population health and care management best practices to improve diabetes self-management behaviors. During the transformation period, Alivio implemented Electronic Health Records, gained NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition, opened a new clinic and transitioned leadership under a new Executive Director.

Incorporating peer support enhanced the efficacy of the care team, increased patient engagement and improved clinical outcomes. The outcomes and lessons learned will be explored during this one-hour webinar by TransforMED and partners Peers for Progress, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Together on Diabetes and the National Council of La Raza.


Peers for SafeTalk: Can a Motivational Interviewing-based Safer Sex Program for Persons Living with HIV be adapted for Peer Delivery?
Thursday, January 30, 2014
4:00 – 5:00 EDT

Featuring Carol E. Golin, MD, UNC Chapel Hill & Marlyn Allicock, PhD, University of Texas

This webinar discussed how “SafeTalk”, a program utilizing motivational interviewing with trained counselors, could be adapted for peer delivery. Dr. Carol Golin and Dr. Marlyn Allicock:

  • Presented the results of the SafeTalk program
  • Explained Motivational Interviewing and how it was used in the program, and
  • Led a discussion on how SafeTalk could be adapted for delivery by peers

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Resources for Outreach and Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace with CMS
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT

Featuring Jeanette Contreras, MPP
Partner Relations Group
Office of Communications
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Washington, D.C.

One of the most important accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act is the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace). Beginning October 1, 2013, millions of families, individuals, and small businesses will be able to find health insurance that fits their budgets and meets their needs through the Marketplace.

In this webinar, participants learned more about:

  • How the new Marketplace will work
  • The role of the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organizations to assist individuals with enrollment
  • Where to find Marketplace resources

Key resources:

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Lessons in State and Local Advocacy for Program Development
Thursday, June 27, 2013
3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT

Featuring Carmen Velásquez, MA
Founder & Executive Director
Alivio Medical Center, Chicago, IL

During this interactive webinar, Ms. Velásquez discussed how community mobilization and advocacy contributed to the creation and continued success of Alivio Medical Center, including:

  • How her passionate vision, strong partnerships and the crucial need for bilingual, bicultural medical providers for the uninsured and undocumented led to Alivio Medical Center opening its doors in 1989. Today, Alivio serves uninsured, working poor families and individuals who have historically not accessed healthcare due to factors such as language and cultural barriers, intimidation of traditional healthcare institutions, or little awareness of available resources.
  • Discussing how she has engaged local and state policy makers in through advocacy and education on issues of importance to the community.

Download this brochure to learn more about Alivio Medical Center.

Get to know the community that makes Alivio Medical Center so great in this short video.

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Peer Support in U.S. Health Reform: Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act
Thursday, March 28, 2013
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST

Featuring Maggie Morgan and Amy Katzen
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School

This interactive webinar provided an overview of:

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the U.S., and
  • Opportunities it offers for the work of peer supporters (community health workers, promotores de salud, health coaches, etc.) and others engaged in the treatment or prevention of chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Ms. Morgan and Ms. Katzen are part of a team working with the Together on Diabetes Initiative to develop strategic law and policy reform initiatives aimed at strengthening state-based efforts to improve access to diabetes treatment and prevention services.

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Webinar Meeting
Discussion of Work Groups and Products for 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST

During this meeting, participants discussed and finalized Work Groups, topics, and products.

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Diabetes, Depression, Multi-Morbidity and Health in the 21st Century
Thursday, December 13, 2012
3:00 – 4:30 pm EST

This webinar also included an overview of the Network’s objectives and plans for 2013.

Featuring Edwin Fisher, PhD
Global Director, Peers for Progress
Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill

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