Peer Health Advisers (PHAs)

PHA logoPeer Health Advisers (PHAs)  are an on-campus group of students, who are supervised by HPPS staff and:

  • serve as contacts for students seeking support,
  • provide referral to UHS and other wellness-related campus resources,
  • stimulate awareness of and decrease stigma around health issues by implementing health promotion programs,
  • work to reduce disparities in health and wellness outcomes, and
  • help students to navigate UHS' services.

PHAs are knowledgeable about a wide variety of health issues, including:

  • alcohol
  • mental health
  • nutrition
  • physical fitness
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • sleep
  • stress

Peer education programs are a meaningful way to participate in enhancing the health and well-being of your community. PHAs facilitate health-related programming on campus, including the Safer Sexpo, Ask the Sexpert column and mental health screenings. 

Apply online to be a PHA, or contact a PHA in your residential college.