The New You: Peer Health Advocacy
Be a leader for better health on campus.
The New You is The New School’s Peer Health Advocacy program advised by Wellness and Health Promotion staff. Volunteer student leaders with a passion for health develop programs and services for their fellow students. Working with each other and the health educators, these Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) receive training in health education, promotion, advocacy, and leadership skills. They may facilitate interactive health education programs in classes, residence halls, public spaces, and online or develop promotional materials and Web-based applications related to health themes. There are opportunities for specific training in health-related areas of personal interest.
Examples of work done recently by PHAs include:
- Creating and leading the Day of Wellness
- Starting a collective called Sex-E with the mission of spreading Radical Sex Education
- Starting a drop-in group to build community
- Leading stress-management and emotional wellness events with music, acupressure, food, and massages.
PHA training is offered once a year in the fall term. Fall 2012 training dates are Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 23, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. The training will take place at Student Health Services, 80 Fifth Avenue, third floor. For more information contact us.