The Use of Peer Workers in Special Projects of National Significance Initiatives, 1993-2009
Authors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau
Project: No Project Affiliation
Keywords: CHW models, Health Equity, HIV/AIDS, Scope of Practice, US- based
A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program. SPNS grantees are awarded funds to design, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies that encourage hard-to-reach populations living with HIV/AIDS to access and remain engaged in primary health care and support services. This report explores SPNS grantee experiences with peer models, in order to identify how peer models can best be employed. Topics include: barriers to care for HIV-positive medically underserved community, and the role and effectiveness of peers in improving health outcomes.