Peers for Progress Newsletter
                    January 22, 2015

Peers for Progress Program Development Guide

The PfP Program Development Guide provides a comprehensive approach to program development and management that encompasses key behavioral, organizational, programmatic, and system elements needed for successful peer support programs. The evidence-based, field-tested tools and practices featured in this Guide are curated from Peers for Progress grantees, partners, and other colleagues and organizations.

City Health Works

From NPR, this story looks at City Health Works, a community-based organization that integrates peer health coaches into clinics and social service providers to support population health management in local neighborhoods.

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Program Resources    

Project Descriptions of Peers for Progress Investigators

These practice-oriented profiles cover everything from recruitment and training to major challenges and key results. Use resources from these projects to develop, implement, and improve your own programs. This month, we feature programs from:

San Diego, CA: Guadalupe X. Ayala

Birmingham, AL: Monika Safford

National Kidney Foundation’s Peer Support Program

The National Kidney Foundation provides training materials for a new program that provides telephone-based peer support for those living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant.

CDC’s CHW Training Resource for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke

This updated resource from the CDC is an evidence-based, plain-language training resource and reference for CHWs and instructors of CHWs.

2014 National CHW Advocacy Survey Demographic Reports

The Arizona Prevention Research Center’s demographic reports for the 2014 National CHW Advocacy Survey can support local CHW workforce assessment and planning needs.

E-Learning Series on Promotores de Salud and the Patient-Centered Medical Home

MHP Salud developed 3 educational videos on integrating promotores de salud into the patient-centered medical home.

Research Briefs 

CHW Interventions for Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of RCTs

Key Findings: Of 12 included RCTs, 7 reported statistically significant improvements in HbA1c. The CHWs led the interventions alone, in pairs, or as part of a team. Interventions varied considerably in session time, duration, and number. Most met standards for tailored, high-intensity interventions and half were theory-based. [Abstract]

A CHW-Led Lifestyle Behavior Intervention for Latina (Hispanic) Women: Feasibility and Outcomes of an RCT

Key Findings: A promotora-led lifestyle behavior intervention for overweight, immigrant Latinas significantly improved dietary habits, waist circumference, and physical activity compared to control. A treatment dosage effect was observed for weight and waist circumference. [Abstract]

The Community Diabetes Education (CoDE) Program: Cost-Effectiveness and Health Outcomes

Key Findings: During a 20-year time horizon, participants who received the intervention would be expected to have significantly lower HbA1c levels, fewer foot ulcers, and a reduced number of foot amputations in comparison to usual care. Estimated incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $355 per quality-adjusted life year gained. [Abstract]

CHW Home Visits for Adults with Uncontrolled Asthma: The HomeBASE Trial RCT

Key Findings: The provision of in-home asthma self-management support by CHWs to low-income adults with uncontrolled asthma improves asthma control and quality of life but not unscheduled health care use. [Abstract]

Peer Training of CHWs to Improve Heart Health Among African American Women

Key Findings: CHW heart health training using Learning Circles is a practical and replicable method of training CHWs and holds significant potential for building capacity in resource-poor community organizations. The curriculum blended web-based, self-directed learning and in-person peer coaching. [Abstract]


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Funding Opportunities 

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3)

Deadline: March 18, 2015
Funds: $1.4 million total / 5 years

Supports research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes (5 years old and under). [Read more]

Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01)

Deadline: June 5, 2015
Funds: Not limited / Max 5 years

Supports an initiative that focuses on self-management as a mainstream science in order to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions. [Read more]

Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R21)

Deadline: June 16, 2015
Funds: $275,000 total / 2 years

Supports research and development of interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition, to stave off a disease recurrence or for multiple comorbid conditions. [Read more]


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Program Resources

Research Briefs

Funding Opportunities

Meetings and Events

  Please forward this e-newsletter to an interested colleague 

The Diabetes UnConference(March 12-15 in Las Vegas, NV)

NACHC Policy and Issues Forum (March 18-22 in Washington, D.C.)

7th National Medical Home Summit (March 23-25 in Philadelphia, PA)

25th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference (March 30 – April 3 in San Diego, CA)


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