MoHealth Peer Health Educators (PHE) is a peer education group dedicated to providing accurate health information, fostering open and safe environments, debunking assumptions, and reaching out to the diverse communities of Mount Holyoke College.
The group's goal is to help students develop the tools needed to make more informed choices and to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. They actively engage students in the topic areas of alcohol and other drugs, violence prevention, sexual health, and wellness (stress, sleep, positive body image, healthy eating) through workshops, interactive tabling, online campaigns, and campus events.
Lily James ’20
I have always been interested in topics of healthy relationships and sexual health, and had several opportunities to engage with those topics in high school. I was really looking to continue with and expand on this work in college, and Peer Health Educators was the perfect way to do so. I love the mission of the group and find that a lot of our programming has been really creative, thought-provoking and engaging.
Sam Neally ’19
I joined Peer Health because I wanted to learn how to better provide people with education and access to health topics. Through PHE, I've learned how to engage members of my communities with health in creative, thought-provoking ways. PHE is a life-changing organization because it helps people grow to teach themselves and others - on campus and beyond!
Aizpea Murphy ’18
The best part about being a PHE is being able to interact with the community in a way that is fun and informative. I love being able to give people more tools to lead healthier lives.