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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

Date: 2010

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.

Training peers to support clients in HIV care and treatment

Authors: Rajabiun, S., Ruiz, J., Bower, B., Tobias, C.

Date: 2010

Project: PEER Center

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Supportive Services

As the role of peers in HIV care and treatment has become increasingly valuable, so has the need for comprehensive training materials. The PEER Center and the Peer Education Training Sites have developed a toolkit, Building Blocks to Peer Success, to assist trainers and program directors in planning a peer training for newly hired peers or providing continuing education for existing peers. This Webcast gives participants an overview of the content and organization of the toolkit as well as a brief introduction on how to use the toolkit to plan and organize training.

Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers)

Authors: Varios autores de American Red Cross, BU SPH, Center for Health Training, Columbia University, Harlem Hospital, JRI, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, WORLD

Date: 2010

Project: PEER Center

Keywords: HIV/AIDS

English Curriculum.
Una herramienta para capacitar pares/peers con VIH para involucrar a las personas viviendo con VIH o SIDA a entrar o seguir con su cuidado médico

Propósito de esta Herramienta:
Apoyar la capacitación de pares/peers viviendo con el VIH para involucrar y retener personas viviendo con el VIH en cuidado médico.

: Capacitadores con experiencia y organizaciones de capacitación que pueden usar esta herramienta para crear, mejorar, o refinar su capacitación de pares/peers.

Otros Usos: Supervisores de pares o directores de programas pueden utilizar esta herramienta para planificar una capacitación de pares/peers recientemente contratados o para proveer educación continua a pares/peers que ya están trabajando.
English: Building Blocks to Peer Success

Esta herramienta está dividida en categorías generales para facilitar el acceso a una gran cantidad de información presentada. Los módulos individuales están organizados para poderlos facilitar individualmente e incluyen instrucciones detalladas como el tiempo, materiales, y preparación necesaria para cada modulo.

Dancing with Data: Using data to support your message

Authors: Comeau, M., & other authors

Date: 2010

Project: The Catalyst Center

Keywords: CYSHCN, Research and Evaluation Methods

Combining sound statistical data with compelling narratives from the personal perspective of those experiencing a problem or who are impacted by a policy decision can also help inspire new champions in the work to improve coverage and financing of care for CYSHCN. This page will discuss the benefits of using statistical data and family stories in efforts made on behalf of CYSHCN, as well as provide some tips for using these tools in effective ways.