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    • 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 ...

    • Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Missed our last webinar? Watch it here!

      If you missed our webinar From Peer Health Exchange to a Career in Health—don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Click here for the replay. The panel discussion—and the first in a career-focused webinar series created for alumni and current health educators—featured Tufts University alum Jasmine Bland, current Peer Health Exchange National Board Member and ...

    • Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Beyond Peer Health Exchange—NYC Spring Updates

      Peer Health Exchange NYC held our annual Spring Career Development Event for college health educators this month—connecting them with opportunities beyond the classroom. The day included workshops and networking with professionals from the public health sector, education, social justice, and other fields. In other news, the Alumni Mentorship Program launched at City College of ...

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

      New partnership with KQED promotes health knowledge amongst young people

      Peer Health Exchange is thrilled to partner with nonprofit, public media station KQED to promote health knowledge amongst young people. This year, we’re advising on several episodes of KQED’s award-winning video series Above the Noise. This series is co-created with youth and cuts through the hype to investigate issues affecting students’ daily lives. The ...

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

      Help Peer Health Exchange Grow

      Please take our survey, click HERE. Picture this: you’re 14 years old and don’t drive yet. Even if you did, you live in a bustling city, so you’re more likely to take a bus, train or another mode of public transportation. Yet, when you get to your ninth grade physical education (PE) class you’re ...

    • Posted on April 15th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Running for Health Education: Runners show support for Peer Health Exchange at Boston Marathon

      Thousands of runners and spectators gathered around for the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019, with many cheering on athletes along the 26.2-mile route of America’s oldest marathon. The event also marked a new partnership with Peer Health Exchange Boston and John Hancock in the Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides more ...

    • Posted on March 13th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Peer Health Exchange Chicago’s annual fundraiser celebrates the outstanding work of college health educators making a difference in the lives of young people

      Nearly 200 philanthropic, education, and youth advocate leaders celebrated Peer Health Exchange’s annual benefit An Orange Affair, March 13, 2019, in support of the organization’s work to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people in Chicago. The event held at Carnivale, also marked Peer Health Exchange’s 12th year providing health education ...

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