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  • 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. ...

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

    Childhood USA Project Video Featuring Peer Health Exchange

    On Tuesday June 7, Peer Health Exchange joined Childhood USA in releasing a new video about our work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Peer Health Exchange Bay Area works with the volunteers from the University of California at Berkeley, St. Mary’s College, and San Francisco State University to empower high school students in 16 local schools. By giving young people the knowledge, skills, and resources that they need to face inevitable challenges surrounding relationships, drugs, and alcohol, they can make safer and informed decisions leading to a brighter future. This video talks to our volunteers, staff, alumni, and high school partners to give you a little more insight into ...

  • Posted on May 27th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

    Graduating PHE volunteers celebrating the end of the 2015-16 program year in Los Angeles 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 (May 27, 2016) 1. An important call to reframe how we think about education and health—reminding us how ...

  • Posted on April 29th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

    PHE volunteers touring The Door in NYC, a community partner listed in our Health Resources for Young People. 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 (April 29, 2016) 1. The teen birth rate has hit an all time low, including ...

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