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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

    Los Angeles Holds First Annual Career Symposium

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles organized the First Annual Career Symposium for Health Educators on March 30, 2019. A collective effort led by graduate intern Baylee Garland required all-hands-on-deck to provide an insightful, promising and exciting event for all participants. Everyone at the Los Angeles site from external affairs to undergrad interns was heavily ...

  • 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 ...

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