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Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are current students at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus who facilitate peer-to-peer dialogue and engagement on a variety of health and wellness topics aimed at promoting life-long behaviors that support health and self-growth. PHEs receive extensive and ongoing training, and work closely with staff as they grow their skills in health promotion and disease prevention work.

The PHEs facilitate creative and educational health and wellness workshops and events throughout the year to help enhance the vitality of campus life and help students go forward to build healthier families and safer communities. Workshops can be requested for PDC students by faculty, staff, students, registered student organizations, departments, etc.

Topics for workshops and events include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual Health
  • Alcohol and Drug use
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Mental Health

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Health Educator, please follow us on Instagram @csusb_pdc_phe to be alerted when we are hiring. For more information about the Peer Health Educator program, contact Elizabeth Montes, Health Educator.

 

Meet PDC's New Peer Health Educators!

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Cleo Macavinta

       Born and raised in the Coachella Valley

       Palm Springs High School alumna

       2nd year pre-nursing student

       First-time Peer Health Educator at PDC

        Interests: sexual, mental and nutritional health

        Avid vegan/vegetarian eater

       Loves going to Disneyland

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Stephanee Sandoval

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley

Indio High School alumna

4th year nutrition and food science major

First-time Peer Health Educator at PDC

Interests: nutritional health and the effects of lifestyle on health

Favorite food is sushi

Loves to craft clothes

Health Promotion Counseling

PDC students can access free, confidential and individualized health promotion counseling services at the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center. Health topics include stress management, smoking cessation counseling, sexually transmitted infections education and drug and alcohol use and abuse information. To schedule an appointment, contact Elizabeth Montes, Health Educator.