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  • 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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