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Peer Mentoring Particularly Effective in Minority Communities

Source: NBC News – The Grio, March 27, 2012 Judith Long comments on her study that showed improved glucose control among African-American males through peer mentoring. She noted that “peer mentoring may be particularly effective in minority communities where there is a history of distrust in the system” and that “compared to whites, African-Americans are more likely to trust information from community contacts then they are from health care providers.”