The following Toolkit aims to enable health care teams to build and adapt a peer-led self-management program for patients with multiple chronic conditions based on the PeakHealth Wellness Program model. It is designed for program planners and managers, peer leaders, and participants. It provides information on developing service provision methods, program review processes, and data collection for later analysis.
The Toolkit consists of three parts: the Guide for Program Design, Asset Library, and PeakHealth Wellness Program Case Study.
Inspiring Self-Management Through Peer Leadership: A Guide for Program Design
This Guide walks through building and adapting a peer-led self-management program for patients with multiple chronic conditions in your own, unique community. It provides guidance on using the materials with the Peer Support Wellness Program Asset Library (below).
Peer Support Wellness Program Asset Library
The Asset Library is to be used in conjunction with the above Guide to provide a starting point for your own peer-led self-management program. All images and templates provided here are open source—you should feel free to download, edit, adapt, implement, and share the materials provided to facilitate improved self-management of multiple chronic conditions in your own community.
The PeakHealth Wellness Program: A community approach to chronic disease self-management
This Case Study details the design, dissemination, and results of The PeakHealth Wellness Program—a 12-week intervention designed with patients at a clinic in East Harlem, NYC. This Case Study serves as an example of how a peer-led self-management program can be created within a high-risk, low-socioeconomic-status community.