Black Creek Community Health Centre’s Diabetes Education Program announces a new tool, “Live, Learn and Share: A Diabetes Peer Support Group Guide for the Black Caribbean Community”.
The Live, Learn and Share: Diabetes Peer Support Project was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, through its Canadian Diabetes Strategy: Community-Based Program Fund.
Black Creek Community Health Centre’s Diabetes Education Program worked in partnership with local agencies and community residents. The result was a tool that was made by the community, for the community.
An inclusive and participatory approach was used in order to identify and build upon the strengths and wisdom of the Caribbean community.
Available in electronic copies:
- Live, Learn and Share: A Diabetes Peer Support Group Guide for the Black Caribbean Community - This is a step-by-step guide for people living with diabetes to help start Peer Support Groups in their communities. It includes information about diabetes, steps to start a Peer Support Group, and additional resources and references.
- Project Summary Report and Project Evaluation Report.
To download a copy of the “Live, Learn and Share: Diabetes Peer Support Group Guide for the Black Caribbean Community”, and for more information about the Live, Learn and Share Project, please visit http://www.bcchc.com/BCCHC/Live,_Learn_and_Share.html.
- A limited number of printed versions of the guide were produced.
- Electronic versions of the guide, and accompanying reports, are available on a CD.
A copy of the guide and CD have been mailed to all Hospitals and Community Health Centre – based Diabetes Education Programs in the Greater Toronto Area.