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  • 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 ...

  • Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

    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 8, 2016) 1. How one teen is using art to raise mental health awareness 2. How LA public schools are planning to close the education gap 3. Read about why schools need to address sexual consent and the impact it can have 4. Why lack of information is preventing women in developing countries from using contraceptives 5. Read about why bullies face a higher risk of teen suicide  

  • Posted on June 24th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

    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 (June 24, 2016) 1.A look into how one county is changing their sex education curriculum to include consent 2. A look into how young people can motivate their peers ...

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

    The Most Important Thing I Learned

    Contributed by Shirley, 9th Grade The author of this blog post is a student in the Peer Health Exchange program, reflecting on why she thinks health education is important for young people. The most important thing I learned from Peer Health Exchange is that nobody can obligate me to do something I don’t want to do. I am my own person and I am in control of my decisions. I have used this to make a decision and stop myself from regretting a mistake that I could’ve prevented if I made the right choice. My friends were throwing a birthday party for my friend which I was invited to. ...

  • Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

    PHE alumni at a NYC alumni council event  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 (June 10, 2016) 1. A new study suggests that fewer young people are having sex, and researchers are curious to learn more. 2. ...

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