Caregiver Peer Mentoring: A Community Based Participatory Research Approach to Developing and Implementing a Training Curriculum

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The Caregiver Peer Mentoring project is a community based participatory research (CBPR) study to develop and implement specialized training for caregiver peer mentors.

Peer mentors will be trained to assist African American caregivers (AAC) of adults in the inner city of Buffalo. This study builds upon the work that used CBPR to develop an educational and supportive intervention to address the needs of AACs. Caregivers will participate in focus groups the data from which will guide the development of a training a training curriculum. Interested caregivers will then be trained as Caregiver Peer Mentors using the resulting curriculum. This study aims to build community capacity to meet their own needs.

Principal Investigator: Adjoa Robinson
Funding Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
Funding Period: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Funding Amount: $6,136

For more information on this project, contact Adjoa Robinson at or 716-645-1243.