Understanding, demonstrating, and improving the impact of peer work in public health
Whether you are a peer worker or you work alongside peer workers in mainstream settings, the W3 Framework can support you to improve the quality and impact of your work with marginalised and vulnerable communities.
The W3 Project (funded by the Australian Government Department of Health) is a collaboration between researchers from La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) and peer researchers from community organisations working in Australia’s public health response to HIV and hepatitis C.
Since 2013, we have been working together to improve our understanding of the role and impact of peer-led responses within this public health response. The work resulted in the development of the W3 Framework, which can used to help peer responses better understand, evaluate, and improve the impact of their work.
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Essentials to help you understand and use the W3 Framework, and information about our research
Content published about specific peer communities or public health responses
Other topics of interest
Our essential guides aim to give you all the basic information you need to understand and use the W3 Framework
Find out more about the research that led to the W3 Framework and other related past and ongoing research projects
Find plain-English information and commentaries from peer co-authors about some of our research publications
Explore recordings and overviews of some of the W3 Project’s key seminar and conference presentations
Communities and health responses
People living with HIV
People living with HIV (PLHIV) are central to the public health response to HIV, and this series is about their peer work
People who use drugs
People who use/inject drugs (PWUD/PWID) are central to public health responses to issues that impact their health, and this series is about their peer work
Hepatitis C response
This series is about peer work within the hepatitis C response
This series is about peer work within the HIV response
This three-part series focuses on how the Australian HIV and hepatitis C sectors adapted to the shock of COVID-19 during 2020
These posts are about (or related to) systems thinking, the approach used to develop the W3 Framework