The peer educator program is a community-based health promotion project that aims to improve knowledge about health and wellbeing among Waterloo social housing residents, build capacity within the Waterloo community and enhance service delivery in one of the largest social housing estates in NSW. The program was established collaboratively by health staff and community, and builds on community interest in targeted health information and a desire to support other community members.
Sydney Local Health District
SLHD, Counterpoint Community Services
Sydney Local health District
Peer Educators provide a link between their communities, the health sector and the broader environment. Shared characteristics and experiences between peers and communities can enhance effectiveness of public health interventions. However, the precise mechanisms and enablers of change in peer-led approaches need to be better understood to ensure sustainability and appropriateness. The evaluation will create an evidence base to inform the rolling out of the program and future support.
The aim of the evaluation is to
Action for Equity