Training Peer Educators to Promote Self-Management Skills in People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Diabetes (DM) in a Primary Health Care Setting

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This article describes the training and participant experience of patients with both serious mental illness (SMI) and diabetes (DM) who were enrolled in a Peer Educator Training Program adapted to a primary care setting. Recommendations are offered to support further endeavours to mobilize peers with SMI to help other patients with complex comorbidities better self-manage their own health.


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