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  • Posted on April 15th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

    PHE New York Career Development Event 2016 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 15, 2016) 1.  A new senate bill that would require sex education to be LGBTQ-inclusive as well as medically accurate. 2. A look ...

  • Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHEnomenal Five

      To kick-off the month of April, we have this week’s PHEnomenal Five: a bi-weekly round-up of five articles that we thought were interesting related to young people, health education and health outcomes Phenomenal Five (Friday, April 1st, 2016) 1. A powerful podcast discussing sex education as a human right. 2. With health and sex education in the U.S. lagging far behind, young people seek out other sources for learning about sex and intimacy. 3. A courageous young person shares her experience of depression, finding help, and what it is like coping with a mental illness. 4. As the most effective form of contraception, the IUD is creating a revolution. 5. The Five ...

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

    PHE at Boston University Participates in Mental Health Fair

    Last week, PHE volunteers at Boston University (BU) were involved in facilitating an important event on campus—a mental health fair called Fresh Check Day. “BU PHE became involved in Fresh Check Day after meeting with another group on campus, Project Hope, about wanting to put on a mental health fair for BU Students,” said ...

  • Posted on March 18th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Introducing PHEnomenal Five

    We are excited to introduce PHEnomenal Five, a bi-weekly round-up of five articles that we thought were interesting related to young people, health education and health outcomes! If you would like to contribute any recent articles or resources to share out with the PHE community, please send them our way. PHEnomenal Five (Friday, March 18, 2016): 1. What we are doing right, and where we could still improve in how we reduce teen pregnancy in the U.S. 2. Cultural barriers and stereotypes prevent young people from talking to doctors about sex and sexual health. 3. As the gap continues to widen, income inequality is shown to impact males dropping out of ...

  • Posted on March 2nd, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHE Leader on BlackGirlsGraduate.com

    Black Girls Graduate, an online resource whose mission is to inspire and empower black women to change the narrative we see in the media, recently published a profile on PHE Chicago Program Director Brittany Merritt. Brittany also speaks to her college experiences and her career trajectory, but a highlight for us was reading what ...

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

    Introducing: Humans of PHE

    This semester, PHE’s Social Media Captains (SMCs) have been busy capturing individual stories from each of their PHE communities, modeled after the well-known project, Humans of New York City. With the launch of Humans of PHE (#HOPHE), each college campus has been highlighting volunteer stories based on the PHE Core Values of Health, Impact, Communication, ...

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

    PHE Receives SOPHE’s 2016 Program Excellence Award

    We are excited to share that Peer Health Exchange is the recipient of the  2016 Program Excellence Award from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).We are honored to be recognized in this way and grateful to join past award recipients that are doing similarly excellent work in public health. The award recognizes outstanding contributions ...

  • Posted on February 19th, 2016 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    What Is It Like Inside Your Local Health Center?

    There are many reasons why young people are unable to access health resources in their schools and communities. One of the barriers that our program hopes to eliminate is a lack of information. To that end, we are thrilled to announce a new resource to help young people access the care they may need. We collaborated with Stone Soup ...

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

    February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

    February marks Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. We value the opportunity to support young people in identifying and building the healthy relationships that they deserve. Unfortunately, many young people experience unhealthy relationships. We know from the CDC that 1 in 3 young people experience some form of abuse in a dating relationship, and 1 in ...

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