Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

Upcoming Webinars in November

Below are several upcoming webinars for those interested in diabetes, community health workers, and advocacy.

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
[Watch this webinar] [Download the Slides]

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.


Promising Innovations to Address Diabetes in Vulnerable Populations: Local Solutions With National Implications

Hosted by the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes

Thursday, November 6, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
[Register for the webinar]

Webinar participants will hear from Alliance leaders and other health policy experts to learn about:

  • Findings from an evaluation of the Alliance’s five sites (e.g. clinical outcomes, self-care behaviors, disparities reduction) published in Health Promotion Practice and how lessons learned from the Alliance programs are relevant and scalable to other populations, geographical settings and chronic diseases
  • Successful integration of health systems and development of community partnerships to reduce diabetes disparities
  • Essential elements for successful system and policy change to address diabetes in low-income, medically underserved communities
  • Key and necessary system and policy change strategies arising from the “on-the-ground” experience of the grantees in low-income and medically underserved populations.

Achieving Optimal Integration of Clinic and Community Interventions in Diabetes Care

Hosted by the Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
[Register for the webinar]

Join this discussion on diabetes health equity that focuses on how to achieve tighter integration of clinic and community interventions with James R. Gavin, III, MD, PhD.

Dr. James Gavin is chief executive officer and chief medical officer of Healing Our Village, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia, a company that specializes in targeted advocacy, training, education, and outreach for healthcare professionals and minority communities. He is also a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Gavin is also chairman of the board of Partnership for a Healthier America, an independent, not-for-profit group working with the private sector to reduce childhood obesity.


Act, Lead, Educate for Peer Support

Hosted by the National Council of La Raza

Empowering Peer Supporters through Health Advocacy
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

How to Engage Your Legislator
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Are you a promotor de salud (community health worker) or just someone interested in learning more about advocating for peer support? Join this two-part webinar series about how you can educate your congressional representative on this issue.


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