Principal Investigator: Guadalupe X. Ayala
Project funding period: 02/01/2009 – 09/20/2011
Puentes hacia una mejor vida / Bridges to a Better Life is a 2.5-year study funded by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The study is designed to help patients better manage their diabetes, and is a partnership between IBACH and Clínicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc (CDSDP), a private, non-profit corporation providing comprehensive primary care services to residents throughout Imperial and Riverside Counties, CA. We are identifying 336 patients with uncontrolled diabetes from three CDSDP clinics. Patients are randomly assigned to intervention or control conditions. The 12-month intervention consists of individual diabetes management support delivered by a trained volunteer peer supporter. The primary aim is determine if peer support can help patients better manage their diabetes and improve the quality of their lives. Intervention effectiveness will be evaluated through volunteer and patient surveys at baseline, 6 months and 12 months. This is part of the global Peers for Progress network which is testing peer support programs in 13 countries.
Lucy Horton, MPH, MA
Clínicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc | www.cdsdp.org
Peers for Progress | www.peersforprogress.org
Funding Source: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation | www.aafpfoundation.org