Peers for Progress
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.
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(59 page PDF). Knox L, Huff J, Graham D, Henry M, Bracho A, Henderson C, Emsermann C. AnnFamMed. 2015; 13(1): S59-S65
For additional information about this study, please contact:
AAFP National Research Network
Lyndee Knox, PhD
This project is funded by grants from AAFP Foundation and Eli Lilly Foundation.