Alivio Medical Center Launches Community-Based Peer Support Program for People Living With Diabetes
Mi Salud Es Primero, My Health Comes First is Alivio Medical Center’s new peer support program in which peer supporters (Compañeros en Salud) are integrated with primary care to help patients improve self-management of their diabetes. In close coordination with the primary care clinical team, the compañeros will provide support and assist individuals as they put into place the plans set forth with their care team for managing diabetes in their day-to-day lives.
The project is a collaboration of Alivio with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and its Peers for Progress program, TransforMED and NCLR (National Council of La Raza). The three-year project is made possible by a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation as part of its Together on Diabetes® program to reduce disparities in diabetes across the United States. [Read the Press Release]