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    • 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 ...

    • Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Philister Sidigu

      Q & A with national board member Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola

      Peer Health Exchange is honored to welcome Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola to our national board of directors. In his own words here, Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola tells us more about his career and passion for helping young people live healthy lives. Q. What was your first job? A. When I came out of medical school, I worked ...

    • Posted on September 24th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Q & A with Taylor Roberts

      Recognizing that identity plays a central part in the conversations we have with young people in the classroom, we recently revamped our curriculum to feature personas more closely aligned with the communities we serve. To do this we reached out to Taylor ‘Lor’ Roberts, a New York City artist. You may have seen some of her ...

    • Posted on June 30th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Peer Health Exchange raises $15.6M Impact Capital Campaign

      Peer Health Exchange proudly completed a $15.6M capital campaign. This success grants Peer Health Exchange a strong foundation and growth opportunities to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. Our gratitude knows no bounds for all those who guided us, galvanized their networks and gave to create this ...

    • Posted on June 28th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Three takeaways from “Health Equity: Equipping Educators to Take Action”

      Educators provide information and resources to young people every day, and for many, these resources are relevant to the well-being and health of their students. Peer Health Exchange’s Dr. Angela Glymph, and Lisa Walker, recently published a paper addressing the important role educators play in achieving health equity. Below are three takeaways from “Health ...

    • Posted on April 24th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Young voices are needed during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

      April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At Peer Health Exchange, we believe that we all play a role in showing up for young people. This month—and every month—is an important time to learn how sexual violence affects young people and what we can each do to help prevent it.  A member of Peer Health ...

    • Posted on April 7th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Day in the Life: James Lin, Peer Health Exchange Director of Sites and Partnerships

      Our program’s reach and positive impact on the lives of young people would not be possible without the hard work, passion and dedication of our talented team. It’s our people-power that makes Peer Health Exchange a unique and amazing place to work. In this ‘Day in the Life’ series,  we shine the spotlight on one employee at a time—providing ...

    • Posted on March 13th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      National School Walkout—A few mindful tips

      A National School Walkout is planned for March 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Looking for ways to support and show up for young people? Read below for a few mindful tips. Thousands of young people across the country will participate in a National School Walk Out tomorrow—March 14—marking one month since the tragic ...

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