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  • Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange Disapproves of House-Passed American Health Care Act

    With our partners, Peer Health Exchange aims to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people. PHE stands with organizations like the School-Based Health Alliance in expressing our deep concern about the House passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA). If signed into law, the AHCA could endanger millions of young people and their ability to access health care. In particular, we are disappointed to see that under the AHCA, Medicaid and individual market providers could eliminate substance use and mental health treatment from coverage. Medicaid restructuring could also jeopardize students’ ability to access critical health services in school-based health centers. We urge you to show up ...

  • Posted on April 13th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Verizon Innovative Learning at Fordham University

    Submitted by Benjamin Delikat, Program Director for Peer Health Exchange NYC I am an alum of Fordham University at Rose Hill, and am very grateful for the education I received and the friends I made while I attended undergraduate studies there. One incredibly important part of my college experience was volunteering with the Fordham Peer ...

  • Posted on March 31st, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange Stands with Planned Parenthood

    We are deeply disappointed about the Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood provides critical information and health care services to young people across the country. This vote to defund Planned Parenthood has the potential to jeopardize healthy futures for young people everywhere. We believe all young people deserve access to the health resources and services they need to live healthy lives.  

  • Posted on March 6th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    The Best Defense is a Good Offense: A Walk for HIV Prevention

    In the US, HIV/AIDS is a serious public health issue in the United States and can happen to people of any race, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. Cis-women are more likely to get HIV during vaginal sex than men. In fact, 1 in 4 women will HIV positive in 2017. Every year on March ...

  • Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHE is Committed to Show Up for Trans Youth

    All young people deserve to be healthy and to learn in an environment that supports their health. We stand with trans youth and organizations like the Trevor Project and GLSEN in speaking out against rescinding Title IX protections in schools for trans youth. Acceptance and safety measures for trans youth in schools are critical to their mental and physical health. Please join us to make sure that your community, your schools, and your family show up for and support trans youth.

  • Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHE Stands With Immigrants

    The current political and social climate is increasing the risk for young people’s health. Real and perceived discrimination leads to toxic stress and unhealthy behavior—from substance abuse to refusal to seek medical services. Young people who are immigrants or have other marginalized identities are particularly at risk in this moment. We stand with all young people, especially those affected by the “Muslim ban” this past weekend. We applaud our home cities – the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles – for showing their active support for immigrants as sanctuary cities. We will do our part alongside our partners to empower young people with the knowledge, ...

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