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American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress; National Council of La Raza. 2014. Peer support in health: Evidence to action–An expert panel of the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network. Leawood, KS: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes discussions from a national conference held on November 12–13, 2013, in Washington, DC, to discuss current strengths and future needs in the field of peer support. Contents include key findings, background and review of the evidence, and key features of peer support. Topics include conceptual and strategic issues, program development, evaluation of peer support, organizational and system issues, and program sustainability. Recommendations and areas for future work are included.

Contact: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 440, Leawood, KS 66211-2672, Telephone: (800) 274-2237 Secondary Telephone: (913) 906-6000 Fax: (913) 906-6095 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Community health aides, Conference proceedings, Evaluation, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Health care delivery, International programs, Model programs, Peer counseling, Peer education, Peer groups, Peer support programs, Program development, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Public health programs, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems, Service integration, Sustainability, Systems development

Collins A, Rappaport CD, Burstein N. 2010. WIC breastfeeding peer counseling study: Final implementation report. Alexandria, VA: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Research and Analysis, 274 pp. (Special nutrition programs report no. WIC-10-BPC)

Annotation: This report discusses a study of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program, an initiative designed to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates for WIC participants and to increase community support for WIC participants who breastfeed. The report focuses on the implementation component of the study; an impact component is also being developed. The report summarizes information collected through a Web-based survey on how states, Indian tribal organizations, and territories (ITOT) implement peer counseling programs using the Loving Support model to understand how Loving Support peer counseling is being used at the state and ITOT levels. The report describes the general characteristics of local WIC agencies (LWAs) implementing the program and compares them to those that are not currently implementing it. The report also summarizes information about Loving Support Peer Counseling Program operations from 40 LWAs selected to represent LWAs that implement the program. The report concludes with five local case studies of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program.

Contact: U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding promotion, Case studies, Initiatives, Local programs, Peer counseling, Program evaluation, Programs, State programs, WIC program

Philipp BL. 2005. Final comprehensive report: Enhancing breastfeeding duration in premature infants. Boston, MA: Boston University School of Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics, 37 pp.

Annotation: This final comprehensive report focuses on a study that was conducted to test the hypothesis that breastfeeding peer counselors in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) would increase breastfeeding duration among mothers of premature infants. The report includes a review of the literature, the study design and methods, findings, and a list of products. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding promotion, Neonatal intensive care units, Peer counseling, Premature infants, Research

Deinard A. 2002. Does Education Limit Lead Burden?: [Final report]. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 51 pp.

Annotation: Lead abatement is a costly and disruptive secondary prevention procedure that benefits only those who live in the abated home. Primary prevention interventions—which may be less expensive and reach more people—are necessary. This study assessed the efficacy of a community-based, intensive, culturally specific educational intervention for the primary prevention of lead burden. The study hypothesized that lead levels of children whose mothers received the intensive education will remain lower than those of children whose mothers receive basic education, and that mothers receiving the intervention will perform better on knowledge-based tests than will mothers who do not. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB2002-107491.

Keywords: American Indians, Asians-All others, Blacks, Hispanics-All others, Hispanics–Mexican Americans, Hispanics–Puerto Ricans, Infants, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Lead Poisoning Screening, MCH Research, Newborn infants, Parent Education, Parents, Peer Counseling, Preschool children, Research, Toddlers

Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools. 2001. Mental health in schools: Guidelines, models, resources, and policy considerations. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles, School Mental Health Project, 125 pp., exec. summ. [6 pp.].

Annotation: This report on mental health in schools is intended as a resource aid for policy and capacity building. The report focuses on definitional concerns; the rationale for mental health in schools; guidelines to clarify the nature and scope of a comprehensive, multifaceted approach; how mental health and psychosocial concerns currently are addressed in schools; and ways of advancing the field. The guidelines are presented in six sections: general domains for intervention in addressing students' mental health; major areas of concern related to barriers to student learning; types of functions provided related to individuals, groups, and families; timing and nature of problem-oriented interventions; assuring quality of intervention; and outcome evaluation and accountability. The appendices include guidelines with rationales and supporting references, guideline comments related to staff development and outcome evaluation, resources for materials, technical assistance, and training, frameworks for rethinking roles, functions, development and credentialing of pupil service personnel, and a list of Cadre participants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Guidelines, Mental health, Mental health services, Outcome and process assessment, Peer counseling, Psychosocial development, School based clinics, School psychology

Thomas J, Jeppson,ES. 1997. Words of advice: A guidebook for families serving as advisors. Bethesda, MD: Institute for Family-Centered Care, 82 pp.

Annotation: This guide explains the benefits and demands of advisory roles for families, presents some fundamental principles for being a successful advisor, and suggests practical tips for dealing with the common challenges that families encounter in these new roles. It also includes ideas and self assessment activities to identify the skills families bring to the advisory relationship and the supports they may need to participate successfully. The report in addition includes thoughts, observations, and suggestions of family members who are already participating as advisors. The guide is designed for the person who has never served in an advisory role, but thinks it might be rewarding and interesting. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care, 7900 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 405, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 652-0281, ext. 16 Fax: (301) 652-0186 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHJ112; ISBN 0-9642014-1-0.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Family centered care, Family centered services, Home visiting, Peer counseling, Peer education, Training materials

U.S. Bureau of Health Resources Development. [1996]. Adolescents in youth empowerment positions: Special projects of national significance. Rockville, MD: U.S. Bureau of Health Resources Development, 66 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a qualitative study conducted from July through December 1995 of youth empowerment positions in HIV/AIDS service delivery models. The study examined the ways 11 Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Program grantee organizations have been engaging youth to provide services to other youth, under Title II of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 1990. The projects provided outreach, risk reduction counseling, HIV counseling and testing, medical care, case management, and/or support services. A phone survey instrument is included.

Contact: U.S. Bureau of Health Resources Development , 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-9481 Available at no charge. Limited number of copies available..

Keywords: Adolescents, Federal programs, HIV, Pediatric AIDS, Peer counseling, Peer education, Program evaluation

Poyadue F. 1994 (ca.). National Center on Parent-Directed Family Resource Centers [Final report]. Santa Clara, CA: Parents Helping Parents, Inc., 34 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to create a system for Parent-Directed Family Resource Centers (PDFRCs) and assist others to develop and institutionalize this system. PDFRCs offered a comprehensive (one-stop shopping) array of family resources and support programs to a local area (cities, counties, and parishes). The project objectives included developing a series of "how to" manuals on initiating and institutionalizing PDFRCs and developing 15 self-teaching packets on replicating Parents Helping Parents, Inc., programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB96-187026.

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Families, Information Systems, National Information Resource Centers, National Programs, Parent Networks, Parent Support Groups, Parent Support Services, Parents, Peer Counseling

Spisak S, Gross SS. 1991. Second followup report: The Surgeon General's workshop on breastfeeding and human lactation. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 119 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the results of a nationwide survey of organizations and agencies on breastfeeding promotion activities. The Surgeon General's Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, held in 1984, issued recommendations for future breastfeeding promotion activities in six areas: professional education, public education, the health care system, support services in the community, support in the workplace, and research. The second follow-up report (the first follow-up report was published in 1985) contains the results of a survey on breastfeeding promotion activities related to these six areas, as well as on data collection efforts, barriers keeping women from breastfeeding, and suggestions for future breastfeeding promotion efforts. Trends in breastfeeding rates and legislative and social changes from 1985 to 1990 are also noted. Appendixes include statements from the Surgeon General, resource lists, National Association of WIC Directors Guidelines for Breastfeeding Promotion, Innocenti Declaration, WHO/UNICEF Ten Steps, and lists of recent completed research projects by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Infant health, Peer counseling, Programs

Lazarov M. 1990 (ca.). Tennessee Breastfeeding Promotion Project [Final report]. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health and Environment, 49 pp.

Annotation: This was a comprehensive breastfeeding promotion program involving both the public and private sectors of the medical community. The activities and materials provided in the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment's Breastfeeding Promotion: A Handbook for Public Health Professionals have been employed to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding among low-income women in five rural counties. Individual and group counseling, networking with the private sector, peer counseling, participant incentive programs, and a community awareness program have been implemented. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB92-103308.

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding, Low income groups, Mothers, Nutrition, Peer Support Counseling, Rural Population, Urban Population, WIC Program, Women

Kasten I. [1988]. Breastfeeding Promotion Project [Final report]. Olympia, WA: Washington Department of Social and Health Services, 33 pp.

Annotation: This project had three major goals: providing breastfeeding education to professionals across Washington State, developing culturally relevant educational materials about breastfeeding for use statewide, and evaluating a model of service delivery for increasing breastfeeding among low-income women. Products included a videotape for health professionals, a triage tool, and a series of fact sheets in Southeast Asian languages. Training and consultation have been provided to community clinics. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB91-241950.

Keywords: Blacks, Breastfeeding, Low income groups, Mothers, Peer Support Counseling, Urban PopulationsRural Population, WIC Program

Watkins EL, Larson KL, Harlan C, Young SA, Wenrich SL, Ramos-Nunez M, Gilbertson SL, Ramirez-Garza C. 1988. Migrant lay health advisors: A strategy for health promotion. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, 152 pp.

Annotation: This document is volume I of a two-part resource guide developed to share with others the theoretical concepts and planning that formed the basis of the Lay Health Advisor (LHA) program. A new three year grant, Migrant Lay Health Advisors: A Strategy for Health Promotion, was obtained to conduct a state-wide control study of the LHA approach. The authors intend for the information provided in this guide to be useful to others planning and implementing similar peer counselor programs among diverse ethnic populations. This guide includes a review of the literature that provides a theoretical basis for the development of peer counselor programs, materials which specifically describe the collaboration of all of those involved in developing the LHA program, and various session plans for conducting classes. Volume II of this guide will be completed at the end of the new grant to report on the evaluation of the impact of lay health advisors on the migrant population in North Carolina. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Health education, Migrant health, Peer counseling, Public health programs, Public health services

Gordon J. 1981. Reaching troubled youth: Runaways and community mental health. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, 204 pp.

Annotation: This book includes papers presented by runaway center workers and administrators at a conference organized by the National Youth Work Alliance and the National Institute of Mental Health. The conference suggested that runaway centers which serve adolescents fill the role of community mental health centers. The papers provide an overview of runaways and runaway centers and discuss innovative mental health services, peer counseling, long-term care, prevention, training, relationships to mental health facilities, and accreditation and licensure.

Keywords: Accreditation, Adolescents, Community mental health centers, Licensing, Mental health, Peer counseling, Prevention, Runaways, Shelters, Training


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.