Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

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Work Groups

# WORK GROUP TOPIC CONVENER(S) DESCRIPTION PRODUCT(S)
1 Recruitment, Training, Retention and Backup of Peer Supporters Manuela McDonough Focused on analyzing best practices for recruitment, training, retention and backup of peer supporters (including provisions for dealing with stressful situations). Peer Health Promoter Quality Assurance Case Study.
2 Quality Improvement & Evaluation Dane Emmerling Focused on developing tools and resources that can help practitioners utilize evaluation and quality improvement in their peer support programs. Overview of designing QI processes and a compilation of resources.
3 Ongoing Support Shelagh Mulvaney Martha Funnell Focused on analyzing ongoing support for diabetes, including varied communication modalities, technologies, and formats. Literature review for ongoing support interventions, focusing on U.S.-based diabetes research reports.
4 Behavioral Health & Peer Support Interventions Joan Thompson Interested in behavioral health interventions by peer supporters for multiple chronic conditions and mental health. (1) Toolkit for Advocating and Planning for a Behavioral Health Peer Support Program; (2) Brochure for Prospective Clients; (3) Brochure for Prospective Organizations.
5 Organizational & System Factors Maggy Coufal Interested in issues and approaches to integrating peer support with an organization or system, including community-based organizations and health care settings. Issue brief analyzing integration of peer support and primary care
6 Sustainability & Advocacy Tracy Sbrocco       Juana Ballesteros Building a business case for local adoption or national policy, economic analysis of peer support programs, opportunities through the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform, and effective models of advocacy. (1) The Case for Peer Support in Diabetes Self-Management; (2) State Advocacy Template to Reach Immigrant Populations with CHWs in Illinois; (3) Examples of State and Local Integration of CHWs; (4) CHW Advocacy Toolkit
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