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  • Posted on August 13th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago Welcomes New Board Members

    Peer Health Exchange Chicago welcomed seven new members this month. Click to learn more about them.

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

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

    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 people ...

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

    Hablemos: Acceder a recursos en la época de la COVID19 (Chicago)

    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 November 4th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Thank You for Celebrating Youth Voices!

    On November 1, supporters and health advocates gathered at Kirkland & Ellis LLP to honor four Peer Health Exchange high school students Yareli Avila, Ayobami Omidiji, Keshawn Price, and Zaria Washington. Each student wrote a compelling essay in response to prompts on the health issues young people face, how they could encourage their friends, families, ...

  • Posted on November 1st, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago receives UN Global Goal Award

    Peer Health Exchange was presented with the prestigious Global Goal Award for outstanding work in upholding the principles of the United Nations Association-Greater Chicago Chapter in the category of Global Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being, October 23, 2019. UNA-Chicago’s Global Goals Awards Ceremony recognized 17 individuals and organizations dedicated to upholding the 17 ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago Summer Roundup: Essays, Collaborations, and the Inclusive Curriculum Bill

    Essay Contest Spotlights Young People’s Voices Peer Health Exchange Chicago was pleased to receive many fantastic and thoughtful essays penned by high school students we serve, thanks to their participation in our Spring Essay Contest. The contest aimed to ensure that young people’s voices continue to be represented in our work. We asked recent ...

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