Partnering with Peers in the Community to Improve Diabetes Medication Adherence among African Americans

Funded by UW Institute of Clinical and Translational Research and the UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education’s Contemporary Social Problems Initiative, Peers Supporting Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy, Self-Advocacy, and Adherence (Peers LEAD) provides African Americans/Blacks with culturally adapted diabetes and medication beliefs information, one-on-one peer support from African Americans/Blacks with diabetes, and communication and self-efficacy skill development to enhance medication adherence and improve hemoglobin A1c.

Using a community-engaged approach, the objective is to test the Peers LEAD intervention in Phase 1, and then examine specific intervention elements for refinement in Phase 2. We employed both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of Peers LEAD.

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Dr. Shiyanbola on Peer Support for Medication Adherence

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Funding sources

  • UW Institute of Clinical and Translational Research
  • Contemporary Social Problems Initiative — UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education