Building Blocks to Peer Program Success: A Toolkit for Developing HIV Peer Programs

Authors Multiple authors from American Red Cross, BU SPH, Center for Health Training, Columbia University, Harlem Hospital, JRI, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, WORLD

Date 2009

Keywords Financing, HIV/AIDS, Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, Tools and Guides, Training and Supervision, US- based

Purpose of this toolkit: to support organizations and communities who work with peers to effectively engage and retain PLWHA in care and treatment.

Primary audiences: directors/managers, supervisors of social services, clinic managers and medical directors, nurses and case managers, state and county health officials in charge of HIV program dollars, planning councils, consumer advisory committees and anyone interested in building, enhancing or incorporating peers into a program

Additional uses: Organizations can review and select relevant sections based on their program’s needs and use the tools and resources available