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  • Posted on October 4th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Run the Boston Marathon with Peer Health Exchange!

    Are you or someone you know interested in running the Boston marathon as a sponsored runner for Peer Health Exchange? Peer Health Exchange is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Boston Marathon® Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the ...

  • Posted on September 24th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Q & A with Taylor Roberts

    Recognizing that identity plays a central part in the conversations we have with young people in the classroom, we recently revamped our curriculum to feature personas more closely aligned with the communities we serve. To do this we reached out to Taylor ‘Lor’ Roberts, a New York City artist. You may have seen some of her ...

  • Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Recruitment at Peer Health Exchange—building a movement for health equity

    Fall is an exciting time at Peer Health Exchange as we welcome hundreds of new college volunteers across the country who join our shared movement towards health equity By leading workshops in ninth grade classrooms, these near-peer health educators help reinforce each young person’s sense of agency and build up skills in communication and ...

  • Posted on September 5th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Suicide Prevention Month—a reminder it’s okay to ask for help

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, especially among young people. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant mental health disorder, usually depression. National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a time ...

  • Posted on September 3rd, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Stacking chips for health equity at the 5th Annual Poker Tournament

    Our Annual Poker Tournament—now in its 5th year— is a staple for Peer Health Exchange LA. Placing bets and bluffing past their weakest hands, poker enthusiasts and Peer Health Exchange supporters joined us on June 3rd at the rustic Movember venue in Culver City to raise close to $30,000. The funds raised from the poker tournament ...

  • Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    4 videos that remind us consent is necessary for good sex

    At Peer Health Exchange we define consent as choosing freely to do something—a clear “yes” at every step of sexual activity. Below are four videos about consent: what it means, how to know you have it, and when you don’t. All of these videos remind us that sex is about respect, communication, and honesty. ...

  • Posted on July 11th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Nicole Kolak

    Name: Nicole Kolak Pronouns In Use: She, Her, Hers College/ University: San Francisco State University Major: Physics Why did you decide to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange? I decided to join Peer Health Exchange because I was captivated by the idea of teaching health education to underprivileged schools in the San Francisco area. Before ...

  • Posted on June 30th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Peer Health Exchange raises $15.6M Impact Capital Campaign

    Peer Health Exchange proudly completed a $15.6M capital campaign. This success grants Peer Health Exchange a strong foundation and growth opportunities to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. Our gratitude knows no bounds for all those who guided us, galvanized their networks and gave to create this ...

  • Posted on June 28th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Three takeaways from “Health Equity: Equipping Educators to Take Action”

    Educators provide information and resources to young people every day, and for many, these resources are relevant to the well-being and health of their students. Peer Health Exchange’s Dr. Angela Glymph, and Lisa Walker, recently published a paper addressing the important role educators play in achieving health equity. Below are three takeaways from “Health ...

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