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  • Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Instagram Live with Louise Langheier, CEO and Co-Founder

    Louise Langheier, Co-founder and CEO of Peer Health Exchange, recently hosted a Q & A session on our Instagram Live.

  • Posted on March 30th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Social distancing? How to prioritize your mental health

    Rosemary Magaña, LCPC, at Adelante Wellness recently collaborated with Peer Health Exchange for an Instagram Live to discuss mental health while social distancing.

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    A letter from our CEO—January 2020

    Dear Friends, In a recent New York Times editorial, psychiatrist Richard Friedman names an important crisis happening for young people—death by suicide. What Dr. Friedman fails to mention is that this crisis is exacerbated by systemic injustices making it more severe for young people of color.  Black and Latinx young folks are suffering at ...

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Recruiting a more inclusive and diverse volunteer corps, part 1

    At Peer Health Exchange, we’re aiming to be a place where the ninth grade students we serve can see themselves in the college health educators that come to their classrooms. With that goal in mind, we’re working hard to build, develop and support a volunteer corps that is reflective of all our communities by ...

  • Posted on October 19th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Queer Eye’s Van Ness shares his truth to advocate for health

    LGBTQ+ advocate Jonathan Van Ness listed Peer Health Exchange as a recommended resource along with a recent WNYC interview discussing the release of his memoir Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.  Though he’s best known for starring in the Emmy-winning Queer Eye series, Jonathan is also a vocal promoter for health access ...

  • Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Health Education: It’s more than Sex Ed

    When many people think of health education, they often picture awkward lessons about puberty and safe sex led by the gym teacher.  At its best, sexuality education is much more than this—it builds skills and includes content ranging from reproductive health to relationships to human trafficking. And while these topics are critical to the ...

  • Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Los Angeles Holds First Annual Career Symposium

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles organized the First Annual Career Symposium for Health Educators on March 30, 2019. A collective effort led by graduate intern Baylee Garland required all-hands-on-deck to provide an insightful, promising and exciting event for all participants. Everyone at the Los Angeles site from external affairs to undergrad interns was heavily ...

  • Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Boston Engages Community

    Spring at Peer Health Exchange Boston has been all about engaging community: in our partner high schools, college chapters, and the Boston area. Led by members of our Alumni Council, we held Career Development Events (CDEs) at each chapter, and two current Northeastern volunteers planned the second annual “Spring into Wellness” health fair for ...

  • Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago Health Educators Prioritize Mental Health

    As we continue to deeply invest in the relationships our college health educators build with high school freshmen in classrooms, volunteers have identified a need to broaden their ability to support these students through navigating mental health crises. In April, Peer Health Exchange’s UIC college chapter partnered with AMITA Health and Americorps to provide ...

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