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    • 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 July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Chicago Board Member, Dr. Candice Norcott, Featured on Red Table Talk

      “It takes about seven tries for a girl to successfully leave her abuser for good. That statistic tells us how difficult it is often to pull away from these relationships,” said Dr. Candice Norcott, renowned clinical psychologist, and Peer Health Exchange Chicago Board Member. In case you missed it, Dr. Norcott was a featured ...

    • Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Philister Sidigu

      Day in the life: Philister Sidigu, Peer Health Exchange Senior Manager, Communications

      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 July 2nd, 2019 by Philister Sidigu

      Day in the life: Evan Sipe, Peer Health Exchange Senior Manager, Individual Giving

      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 May 8th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Los Angeles Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

      Thank you for attending Peer Health Exchange LA’s Celebration of Health. Our work would not be possible without the nearly 100 philanthropic, civic, and youth advocate leaders who joined us at the No Name last night to celebrate youth health and wellness.  Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $70,000 to support a decade ...

    • 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 April 24th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Leadership Council Member shares experience in the classroom

      Peer Health Exchange does something phenomenal when we pair college students with high school students. We create an environment where students not only obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools; they also feel empowered with a perspective that’s not so far from their own. Nora Spalholz a Leadership Council Member from our San Francisco State ...

    • Posted on April 23rd, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      School-Based Health Centers tours are a hit!—Chicago Spring updates

      A new series by Peer Health Exchange Chicago is bringing more young people to youth-friendly health centers. More than 715 Chicago students participated in the launch of our School-Based Health Center series which provided tours and presentations with six high school partners earlier this year. These tours aimed at connecting the content and skills ...

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