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  • 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

    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 ...

  • 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 April 24th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Boston Engages Community

    Spring at Peer Health Exchange Boston has been all about engaging community: in our partner high schools, college chapters, and the Boston area. Led by members of our Alumni Council, we held Career Development Events (CDEs) at each chapter, and two current Northeastern volunteers planned the second annual “Spring into Wellness” health fair for ...

  • Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Philister Sidigu

    Q & A with national board member Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola

    Peer Health Exchange is honored to welcome Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola to our national board of directors. In his own words here, Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola tells us more about his career and passion for helping young people live healthy lives. Q. What was your first job? A. When I came out of medical school, I worked ...

  • Posted on November 21st, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Giving Tuesday is November 27!

    Join us in kicking off the holiday giving season on #GivingTuesday November 27! On this global day of giving, Peer Health Exchange is raising $10,000 from coast to coast to give two entire classrooms of ninth grade students with a full year of health education. You can help. Ways to gear up for #GivingTuesday: ...

  • 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 June 12th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Q&A with Dior Vargas

    Portrait after portrait in Dior Vargas’ People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project showcases a person, their name and a statement written on a piece of paper. There is beauty in the diversity represented. In some photographs  folks are smiling. In others they pose seriously, but they all hold up a sign saying, “I ...

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