creating healthier communities by, with, and for young people

Peer Health Exchange provides young people with the support, resources, education opportunities and digital products needed to make positive healthy decisions the youth choose.

our mission & vision

Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to build healthier communities with young people. Together, we create education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions.

Peer Health Exchange, with our partners, will advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people in under-resourced communities.

this is selfsea.

selfsea is a digital community created inclusively with and for young people as a safe space to discuss and share knowledge on identity, mental and sexual health.

by, with, and for young people

Peer Health Exchange was founded by young people, for young people. Our work began with teaching health workshops in public schools in order to fill the gap left by underfunded, understaffed district health programs. Since 2003, we have trained more than 15,000 college students to deliver health education to over 188,000 high school-aged young people.

what we stand for

Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to build healthier communities with young people.

diversity, equity, and inclusion

Young people of color, queer and trans young people, genderqueer young people and, young people from low-income socio-economic backgrounds or with different abilities, and especially those at the intersection of these identities often don’t get to access the health knowledge and resources that they need and deserve.

We believe in a world where every young person has full access and every opportunity to a healthy, happy life

Our Commitment to Equity

youth engagement

We can’t do our work without you! Please check out our open opportunities to join our team. Apply for those that best match your interests and availability.

Opportunities are available to young people ages 13-18 and come with financial incentives. We particularly encourage those who identify as BIPOC, Latinx, and/or LGBTQ+ to apply.

We also offer opportunities for near peers, aged 18-24, to support our work. These also come with financial incentives. We particularly encourage those who identify as BIPOC, Latinx, and/or LGBTQ+ to apply here as well.

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school based

Peer Health Exchange has virtual and in-person programming throughout the United States. Currently, we partner with community based-coalitions to recruit and train undergraduate students as Peer Health Exchange Health Educators.

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inspiring young people to live healthier lives

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