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  • Posted on October 19th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Queer Eye’s Van Ness shares his truth to advocate for health

    LGBTQ+ advocate Jonathan Van Ness listed Peer Health Exchange as a recommended resource along with a recent WNYC interview discussing the release of his memoir Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.  Though he’s best known for starring in the Emmy-winning Queer Eye series, Jonathan is also a vocal promoter for health access ...

  • Posted on October 1st, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Derrick Perry joins Peer Health Exchange LA Board

    Peer Health Exchange LA gives a warm welcome to Derrick Perry, as the newest member of our local board! Perry was recently named the Chief Program Officer at Albertine Kerr. As the Chief Program Officer, Perry oversees the program strategy and operations for Kerr’s wide range of services for children, teens, adults, and families ...

  • 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 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 April 24th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Los Angeles Holds First Annual Career Symposium

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles organized the First Annual Career Symposium for Health Educators on March 30, 2019. A collective effort led by graduate intern Baylee Garland required all-hands-on-deck to provide an insightful, promising and exciting event for all participants. Everyone at the Los Angeles site from external affairs to undergrad interns was heavily ...

  • Posted on December 29th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange LA Welcomes New Board Members

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles is thrilled to welcome two new members to our L.A. Board. Catherine Gretch, a lawyer and former teacher, brings to the board an understanding of startups and Fortune 500 corporations. Whitney Showler, a therapist and operations expert, has worked with young people and families in various capacities. Please read ...

  • Posted on December 12th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange’s Public Statement on Threats of Violence at CSUN

    In light of hate-filled threats of violence at California State University, Northridge this week, Peer Health Exchange joins its college leaders, CSUN chapter and leadership council in reaffirming our commitment to ensure the safety, physical and mental well-being of students on campus. We vehemently denounce these messages of hate and violence, and want our CSUN community ...

  • 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 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 ...

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