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    • Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      A Snapshot of a Year of Resiliency: Cal-State Northridge Volunteers Building Community

      Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles Program Director Jeff Burbulys has supported and guided health educators at Cal-State University Northridge (CSUN) through what has been a very difficult year. From the Thousand Oaks shooting, fire alerts, and shooting threats on campus, he reflects on the year and the resilience of health educators in seeking help, ...

    • Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Chicago Military Academy Students craft a ‘Memo to the Mayor’

      Peer Health Exchange convened 10 young people from Chicago Military Academy, May 14, 2019, for a lively discussion centered on their recommendations for the city’s new mayor Lori Lightfoot. As part of The Chicago Community Trust’s day-long, city-wide annual On the Table event, students talked about their ideas for health education programming, taking into ...

    • 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 ...

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