Peer Health Advisers (PHAs)

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Peer 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 referrals 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

PHAs facilitate health-related programming on campus, including the Safer Sexpo, Ask the Sexpert column and mental health screenings. 

Who Are the PHAs?

How to Get Involved

Recruitment for PHAs takes place in the early Spring semester annually. The 2023-24 cohort application is closed.

If you have further questions or to be notified about when next year's recruitment, please email the staff adviser, Janine Mascari, MPH, CHES.

Get Connected

Contact a PHA in your residential college or explore our bios to find a PHA who shares similar interests or lived experiences.