Introducing the Roadmap to Peer Support

Peer support programs can offer practical advice for managing health problems, help link individuals to services in the community, and provide emotional support, connection, confidence and hope. Join us

27:51 — What is a successful peer supporter?
47:50 — Survivors Helping Survivors
56:07 — Survivor Program Sustainability

Yet, peer support is not available for a broad range of health conditions. Through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant, the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has developed a guide for anyone seeking to create and sustain a peer support program. Drawing on collaborative work with seven peer support programs and interviews with more than 40 of their key informants, the Roadmap to Peer Support is now freely available.
On July 19, 2018 the Armstrong Institute held a webinar to introduce the roadmap and discuss the benefits and challenges of running peer support programs. The webinar was led by Hanan Aboumatar, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Armstrong Institute Center for Engagement and Patient-Centered Innovations, and also featured an expert panel. Panelists included:
• Kate Farinholt, J.D. Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland
• Joan Forte, M.B.A., B.S.N., Health Care Consultant and Former Administrative Director, Patient and Community Engagement, Stanford Healthcare and Clinics
• Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer; Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center, and Director, Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs
• Christine Sweeney, L.I.C.S.W., Program Manager, The Parent Connection, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.

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This is very great presentation and very informative with great lessons for low-and-middle income countries such as my country(Ethiopia) where these initiatives are very helpful, but availability is very limited or non-existing for some health condition e.g. mental health.

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