Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

Organization

Peers for Progress is a program of the Department of Health Behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Family Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine.

Peers for Progress was founded in 2008 as a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation in conjunction with the American Academy of Family Physicians. For seven years, the Foundation oversaw the growth of Peers for Progress into an international network of peer support researchers, experts, and advocates.

In November 2015, the program made its new home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to integrate with university initiatives. Major sources of funding for Peers for Progress have included the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Peers for Progress is based in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, both at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Our UNC home supports the development of peer support curricula and training resources through identification of state of the art research and other literatures, coordinates solicitation and review of grant proposals, provides evaluation and other assistance to grantees, directs cross-site program evaluation, promotes peer support through international and other contacts, and collaborates with leadership of Peers for Progress in general program administration.

  • UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research

    The University of North Carolina Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR) is a consortium of institutions across North Carolina that aims to reduce diabetes-related disparities by providing resources and support to foster type 2 translational research in North Carolina and beyond. The Center will serve as a hub to help researchers identify, refine, and implement best practices for translating type 2 diabetes research into practice both in North Carolina and nationally. The Center will catalyze further prevention and treatment of diabetes and related conditions by providing unique resources to evaluate type 2 evidence-based interventions adapted for target communities and practices.

  • American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

    The AAFP Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Foundation advances the values of family medicine by promoting humanitarian, educational and scientific initiatives that improve the health of all people. The Foundation was the host of Peers for Progress from its inception to 2015.

    American Academy of Family PhysiciansThe American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

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