• Peers for Progress

    Study Description and Methods

    This project investigated the impacts of peer mentoring on diabetes management. From 15 different practices of the WellMed Group, eligible patients were paired up with peer mentors and the effectiveness of peer-led interventions in improving metabolic control, self-management behaviors, and quality of life were assessed.

    Specific Aims and Objectives

    The principal aim was to evaluate the effectiveness, reach, and costs of a promising peer-led diabetes intervention, the Carpeta Roja (CR), with an insured, mixed racial, middle-class population with poorly controlled diabetes.


    This project was conducted from May 26, 2009 through October 31, 2011.


    This project is under analysis. Check back soon for key findings and publications.

    Key Findings and Publications

    What Peer Mentoring Adds to Already Good Patient Care: Implementing the Carpeta Roja Peer Mentoring Program in a Well-Resourced Health Care System. Knox L, Huff J, Graham D, Henry M, Bracho A, Henderson C, Emsermann C. AnnFamMed. 2015; 13(1): S59-S65

    Contact Information

    For additional information about this study, please contact:

    AAFP National Research Network
    1-800-274-2237 x3180

    Lyndee Knox, PhD
    Principal Investigator

    This project is funded by grants from AAFP Foundation and Eli Lilly Foundation.