by, with, and for young people

Founded in 2003, Peer Health Exchange aims to build healthier communities with young people. Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to build healthier communities with and for young people. Together, we create education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions.

this is selfsea.

selfsea, powered by Peer Health Exchange, provides young folks with support, resources, and stories from young adults who’ve been there. We believe self-care is community care. Our app was designed together with young people as a safe digital place where they can see themselves reflected within a supportive and inclusive community that prioritizes their identity and experiences about mental health, sexual health, and beyond.

become a peer health navigator

Are you 18-24 years old and want to give back in a meaningful way? Would you consider yourself the "mediator" in your friend group? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, then you may be a perfect fit as a mentor for our Peer Health Navigator Program! Learn effective communication and active listening skills. Build community while facilitating engaging discussion groups with young people! Plus, grow as a leader! Act fast, we are accepting applications NOW!

become a selfsea ambassador

Spread the word about our new app designed by young people, for young people – selfsea. We are looking for high school influencers to work as a part of the team of Brand Ambassadors to share selfsea with their networks. Each cohort is a 6 week commitment that includes compensation and incentives!

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Get all the deets on the opportunity, and compensation

youth advocacy at peer health exchange

Are you passionate about health equity and want to make, and impact in your community or school? Join PHE staff as we collaborate with young people to build healthier communities and advance health equity. Community Health Advocacy Groups in the Midwest (Chicago), Northeast (New York and Boston) and California (Los Angeles, Bay Area) will meet to identify and address community health needs.  This is a paid opportunity where you can develop relationship building, leadership, project management and organizational skills. If you're ready to take action, we invite you to complete the application.

more ways to get involved

We believe that an important part of our role in promoting health equity is amplifying youth voices and their leadership and using our institutional influence to ensure more adults are actively listening to young people. In keeping with this commitment, there are many ways for young people to partner with us!

All opportunities are paid and you will be partnered with a PHE staff member for any support needs.

join the peer health exchange youth design group

Be part of an innovative group of young people creating digital health solutions within the tech space. Our Youth Design Group collaborates with our PHE staff on design research, serves as the leading voice in determining our digital products offerings, and helps ensure that identity-affirming health resources are accessible to all young people. Applications are ongoing and applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.