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  • Posted on April 10th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Let’s Talk: COVID-19 and Accessing Resources (Bay Area)

    Social distancing guidelines have meant that many health centers have had to reduce services or shift to virtual services for the time being. Because sometimes you may need the support of a medical provider, read more to find a list of adolescent-serving clinics that are still providing in-person or virtual services to young ...

  • Posted on April 10th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Hablemos: Acceder a recursos en la época de la COVID-19 (Área de la Bahía)

    Debido a las pautas de distanciamiento social, muchos centros de salud han tenido que reducir sus servicios o brindar servicios virtuales por el momento. Dado que a veces es posible que necesites el apoyo de un profesional de la salud, a continuación brindamos una lista de clínicas de servicios para adolescentes que siguen ofreciendo ...

  • 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 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 July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Classroom reflections from Bay Area health educators

    As we wrap up another program year, Bay Area is excited about the impact we have had in the communities we serve. We have trained 209 college health educators to teach 854 workshops, reaching 2,700 ninth grade students across 15 high schools. Below are a few reflections from health educators about their experiences in the classroom.   “After asking students ...

  • Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Recruitment at Peer Health Exchange—building a movement for health equity

    Fall is an exciting time at Peer Health Exchange as we welcome hundreds of new college volunteers across the country who join our shared movement towards health equity By leading workshops in ninth grade classrooms, these near-peer health educators help reinforce each young person’s sense of agency and build up skills in communication and ...

  • Posted on July 11th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Nicole Kolak

    Name: Nicole Kolak Pronouns In Use: She, Her, Hers College/ University: San Francisco State University Major: Physics Why did you decide to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange? I decided to join Peer Health Exchange because I was captivated by the idea of teaching health education to underprivileged schools in the San Francisco area. Before ...

  • Posted on June 20th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Audrey Chapman

    June marks Pride Month and in celebration, we’re highlighting a few of our LGBTQ+ volunteers and their commitment to young people and Peer Health Exchange’s mission. Name: Audrey Chapman Pronouns in use: She/Her College/ University: UC Berkeley Major: Linguistics What have you gained and/or learned from volunteering at Peer Health Exchange? Peer Health Exchange ignited my ...

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