University of Michigan Scleroderma Peer Mentor Program
Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a Scleroderma Peer Mentor! Being a Mentor is rewarding, and can help scleroderma patients cope with a wide variety of topics, from teaching new patients how to use adaptive tools to make their lives better, to learning how to cope with the anger and distress that is natural with such a diagnosis. We are so very appreciative of your willingness to help others and make a difference!
The Peer Mentoring Program is designed to help empower patients with Scleroderma to take control of their lives and their healthcare. To express your interest in being trained, and ultimately, become one of our Peer Mentors, please fill out the form below. You will be asked to provide your contact information, some basic information about how scleroderma is affecting you, and the kinds of areas you would feel comfortable helping a new scleroderma patient with.
This information will be protected by us and
kept in the strictest confidence, according to HIPAA regulations.
After you submit this form, we will email you to send you the date(s) of the next Peer Mentor training sessions. You will be asked to complete some paperwork, such as a background check, and a UM Code of Conduct Attestation, and to attend Peer Mentor training at UofM. You may also be asked to sign up for a UM ID and email. The procedures for this and any other protocols in place would be shared with you at your Orientation.
If you need more information or would like to make a donation to the program, please feel free to contact Jody Fisher, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to sign up to be trained as a Peer Mentor?
(A Peer Mentor is someone who has Scleroderma and can share ways for you to cope with the effects of the disease.)