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Integrating Peers into Multidisciplinary Teams

Integrating Peers into Multidisciplinary Teams

August 2007
Author:
Cicatelli Associates, Inc.
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

Description

Tools for use in a program whereby peer advocates work in a multidisciplinary team to engage people living with HIV/AIDS in care. Part I (Supervisor's Guide) and Part II (Peer Advocate Toolkit).

Part I: Supervisor's Guide. Sample policies and materials to help supervisors oversee a peer advocate program. Sections include:

  • Policies and procedures.
  • Job description and orientation.
  • Performance appraisal.
  • Confidentiality. ¬†
  • Integrating peers Into teams.

Part II: Peer Advocate Toolkit. Tools for a peer advocate to use in working with a multidisciplinary team to engage people living with HIV/AIDS in care. Sections include:

  • Enhanced patient outreach model.
  • Referral and navigation.
  • Patient education.
  • Adherence support.
  • Advocate for clients.
  • Confidentiality and boundaries.

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