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  • Posted on March 13th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    National School Walkout—A few mindful tips

    A National School Walkout is planned for March 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Looking for ways to support and show up for young people? Read below for a few mindful tips. Thousands of young people across the country will participate in a National School Walk Out tomorrow—March 14—marking one month since the tragic ...

  • Posted on March 8th, 2018 by Adriana Díaz

    Q&A with Nurx’s Jessica Horwitz

    In case you missed it, Peer Health Exchange launched a pilot partnership with Nurx last month to increase sexual healthcare access to our Los Angeles area college campuses! Through April 15, more than 200 of our volunteers are spreading the word on Nurx’s services to empower their peers to make positive sexual health choices.  ...

  • Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Reflections in the days since the Parkland, Florida school shooting

    As a nation, we continue to mourn the 17 lives lost this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS) in Parkland, Florida. The loss of any young person is an unspeakable tragedy. Whether in Parkland or in a community like Sanford, Florida, where we lost Trayvon Martin six years ago this month, this ...

  • Posted on February 23rd, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Five Things You Should Know About Mamie Phipps Clark 

      In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting African Americans who made significant contributions to the health and well being of our communities. Their contributions have had a profound effect not only on African Americans but on our entire nation. Education was a priority. Mamie Phipps Clark was born 1917 in Hot Springs, ...

  • Posted on February 22nd, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    My Shero: Rosa Parks and Her Untold Story

    In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting African Americans who made significant contributions to the health and well being of our communities. Their contributions have had a profound effect not only on African Americans, but on our entire nation. Before there was the #MeToo movement, the Women’s March, and the #TimesUp Initiative, ...

  • Posted on July 26th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    How PHE Shaped My Career

    Saying that Peer Health Exchange has shaped my undergraduate experience would be understating how influential this organization has been to me. I came to Fordham as a pre-med student who wanted to change the world somehow. At the time, I thought the best way to make a difference was to become a doctor. I wanted to heal those who were suffering, and to dedicate my life to improving the lives of others. I wasn’t sure of exactly how to do that, but I was very passionate about my mission nonetheless.

  • Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Zoe Sakas – Essay Contest Winner

    Saying that Peer Health Exchange has shaped my undergraduate experience would be understating how influential this organization has been to me. I came to Fordham as a pre-med student who wanted to change the world somehow. At the time, I thought the best way to make a difference was to become a doctor. I ...

  • Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

    NYC PHE Volunteers PHEnomenal Five is a bi-weekly round-up of five articles that we thought were interesting related to young people, health education and health outcomes. PHEnomenal Five (July 22, 2016) 1. The American Academy of Pediatricians issued a report emphasizing why comprehensive sex education is essential 2. Teen pregnancy rates have dropped over ...

  • Posted on July 12th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Making Choices

    Contributed by Ana, a PHE student The author of this blog post is a student in the Peer Health Exchange program, reflecting on how participating in Peer Health Exchange has affected her choices. Peer Health class helped me a lot. I never ever went to 9th period because I always though it was boring, but I started going after we started having health class on Wednesday. We had a lesson on weed and how it affects us. I used to smoke weed in the morning, before coming to school, after school, in the night almost all weekend. I would learn something and forget the next day. I was going ...

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