• 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 body positivity support groups and social events
    • Starting a collective called Sex-E with the mission of spreading Radical Sex Education
    • Starting What's the Tea, a weekly drop-in for LGBTQIAGNC students 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 2013 training dates are September 20-22, 2013. For more information contact us.