Bay Area Launches at Stanford University

Published on March 20th, 2018

Peer Health Exchange Bay Area is pleased to announce that, for the first time, we are partnering with Stanford University to deliver our skills-based curriculum to young people in the South Bay. Stanford students, faculty, and staff are bringing more energy than ever to the truly critical issues of sexual health, substance use, and mental health on campus. Peer Health Exchange represents an opportunity for undergraduates to engage with these topics in a way that reaches their “near peers” in the community immediately surrounding Stanford.

Our founding cohort of Stanford volunteers began teaching in March.

“This is an exciting time for the Bay Area, as we move to expand our reach in the peninsula,” Liam Day, Bay Area Executive Director, said.

“We have spent the past year evaluating the needs of schools in the South Bay and getting to know other community partners working in the sexual health and mental health fields there. We strongly believe there is a role for PHE to play in providing young people on the peninsula with the skills and knowledge they need to make healthy decisions, and in connecting them to the resources provided by other community partners.”

Opening our newest chapter at Stanford expands the geographical footprint of the Bay Area program, increasing our potential to dramatically increase the program’s reach in coming years. We are all very excited that after almost a year of planning and preparation, the program has finally launched.

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