Contributions of Peer Support to Health, Health Care, and Prevention: Papers from Peers for Progress

This set of articles describes a range of approaches to peer support provided by community health workers, lay health advisors, promotores de salud and others. They explore the efficacy, effectiveness, feasibility, reach and sustainability of peer support for diabetes self-management.

Topics include the types of peers to provide support, reaching the seldom reached, success factors in peer support interventions, proactive approaches, attention to emotions, dissemination models and policy implications.