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  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Classroom reflections from Bay Area health educators

    As we wrap up another program year, Bay Area is excited about the impact we have had in the communities we serve. We have trained 209 college health educators to teach 854 workshops, reaching 2,700 ninth grade students across 15 high schools. Below are a few reflections from health educators about their experiences in the classroom.   “After asking students ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange partnering with Boston Children’s Hospital to expand reach

    Peer Health Exchange Boston is thrilled to announce it has received $75,000 over three years from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. The grant to Peer Health Exchange is part of Boston Children’s Hospital’s distribution of $5 million to 16 funded partners through its Collaboration for Community Health. This distribution is a portion of ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    NYC Summer Roundup: Partnerships, Evaluations, and Quiz for a Cause

    NYC’s Impact The NYC team is currently rounding out the end of the year by finalizing partnership renewals in order to prepare for relaunching programming in the Fall. This year alone, NYC has been able to reach over 6200 students in 53 high schools. We’ve delivered over 3000 workshops in 53 high school partners. ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    LA Summer Roundup: A Dodgers game and A Casual Wednesday

    Peer Health Exchange health educator attends Dodgers Game In support of Peer Health Exchange LA’s first annual Career Symposium, the Dodgers Foundation donated a pair of Dodgers tickets to be given to a lucky winner who attended the full day-long event. Celeste Garcia, from California State University Northridge, was selected as the lucky winner ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange joins coalition set on changing sex ed policy

    We are excited to announce that Peer Health Exchange NYC has joined the first cohort of the Sex Education Policy Action Council (SEPAC). Led by SIECUS, the Sex Education Policy Action Council is a brand-new initiative to build the power of state and local advocates actively working together to advance comprehensive sex education. In line ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago Summer Roundup: Essays, Collaborations, and the Inclusive Curriculum Bill

    Essay Contest Spotlights Young People’s Voices Peer Health Exchange Chicago was pleased to receive many fantastic and thoughtful essays penned by high school students we serve, thanks to their participation in our Spring Essay Contest. The contest aimed to ensure that young people’s voices continue to be represented in our work. We asked recent ...

  • Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    A Snapshot of a Year of Resiliency: Cal-State Northridge Volunteers Building Community

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles Program Director Jeff Burbulys has supported and guided health educators at Cal-State University Northridge (CSUN) through what has been a very difficult year. From the Thousand Oaks shooting, fire alerts, and shooting threats on campus, he reflects on the year and the resilience of health educators in seeking help, ...

  • Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago Military Academy Students craft a ‘Memo to the Mayor’

    Peer Health Exchange convened 10 young people from Chicago Military Academy, May 14, 2019, for a lively discussion centered on their recommendations for the city’s new mayor Lori Lightfoot. As part of The Chicago Community Trust’s day-long, city-wide annual On the Table event, students talked about their ideas for health education programming, taking into ...

  • Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Health Education: It’s more than Sex Ed

    When many people think of health education, they often picture awkward lessons about puberty and safe sex led by the gym teacher.  At its best, sexuality education is much more than this—it builds skills and includes content ranging from reproductive health to relationships to human trafficking. And while these topics are critical to the ...

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