Peers for Progress

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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(59 page PDF). 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.