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Peer Health Exchange Overview

San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
In 1999, six Yale undergraduates began teaching health workshops in New Haven public schools in order to fill the gap left by an underfunded, understaffed district health program. In 2003, the founding members of the group established Peer Health Exchange to replicate this ... Read more

Mission: Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions.

We do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across ... Read more

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Peer Health Exchange – Why Work With Us?

Our Vision

Peer Health Exchange, with our partners, will advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people.

Core Values

Our core values form the foundation of our organizational culture and guide our approach to achieving our mission and vision.


Health Equity

Every young person deserves a healthy, happy life. We believe in a world where every young person has full access and every opportunity to a healthy, happy life. To make this a reality, we commit to a pro-liberation approach while working alongside the young people we serve to dismantle unequal power structures that hurt us all, but especially those with marginalized identities. To read more about our commitment to equity click here.


We value our Team. We believe in supporting our people with meaningful and ongoing opportunities for impact, growth, and leadership. We value our Team and strive to help everyone at Peer Health Exchange reach their full potential— developing them in their careers and abilities and engaging them through their contributions


We believe in the potential of every young person. We work to empower young people to make active, informed choices about their health. In turn, we recognize the value each one of us brings to our work. We commit to making full use of our own agency as individuals and as an organization in service of our goals.


We rely on direct and honest exchange for all that we do. We value communication as essential to articulating our vision and goals, forming strong relationships, working through challenges, and learning from and with our young people and partners.


We know that achieving long-term success will require reflection, innovation, and sustained effort. To further our impact, we hold ourselves to meaningful and measurable outcomes, evaluate our successes and challenges openly, and act on what we learn.






PHE believes that we need to attract, engage, and support the very best talent in order to achieve our mission. At PHE, we know that our people make it possible for us to have a significant impact on the teens and communities we serve.

We work to create a diverse, inclusive, and supportive working environment to attract and retain staff and board members from diverse backgrounds, particularly those that mirror the backgrounds of young people we serve. We commit to ensuring that every member of our team has the knowledge, training, and self-awareness they need to deliver on our vision, mission, and equity core value.

Our Benefits


Additional benefits include:

Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Program, Employee Assistance Program, Short-term Disability, & Life and AD&D

Our Culture

At PHE, we...

“I feel so lucky to work alongside the very best people I can imagine in doing this work as professionals and as human beings.” - Louise, Co-Founder & CEO

We are an incredibly passionate and committed team that celebrates diversity and are committed to providing equitable opportunities while addressing the effects of power and privilege as we work together towards our vision of advancing health equity. Our greatest asset is the collaborative strength of our Team; and there are many ways to show up for young people and communities at PHE!

Kristopher - Interim Program Manager, Bay Area shares his proudest moment at PHE

              Molly - Vice President, Programs and Strategic Partnerships

shares what inspires her commitment to PHE’s impact

“Since I first joined PHE in 2007, recognizing the formidable barriers that prevent young people from accessing health care and health resources has become a major focus of our skills-based curriculum. We continue to think about how we as an organization can break down barriers to health access, through school-based health center tours and other innovative health care partnerships. I am even more confident (and hopeful!) that with our evolved approach PHE is now connecting thousands of young people to resources that can potentially have a major impact on their lives every week.”

Meet more of our amazing Team HERE!

PHE Career Paths

Program Delivery: Our Program Staff bring together our business and program models to deliver our quality program in our partner schools.

Development: Our Development Staff raise the philanthropic dollars needed to fuel and sustain our impact.

Partnerships: Our Partnerships Staff build and manage the relationships and connections that allow us to improve health outcomes for young people.

Infrastructure & Support: Our Infrastructure Staff lead the org-wide planning to support long-range sustainability of our organization.

Temporary & Internship Opportunities: Our Temporary Staff contribute to the achievement of our mission and our full Team is strengthened by their contributions.



Since 2003, PHE has provided over 115,000 high school students with quality health education taught by over 8,500 college volunteers. In 2016, PHE was awarded the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) Program Excellence Award, an honor given to one organization each year to recognize high quality in health education programming.

2016-2021 Strategic Plan

Our current strategic plan has three major priorities:

We can’t – and don’t want to - do this work alone. We believe in the power of #OnePHE, the shared purpose of our Volunteers, College and High School Partners, Board Members, Health Systems, & Community Members in working towards the same vision, mission, and goals; and alignment around our core values. Our partners in this work are key to improving the health outcomes for young people and driving our impact. To learn more about Volunteering with us, click HERE!


Meet Some Of Our Amazing Volunteers!


                                            PHE ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT:                          #whyIPHE

                                                       Martel Okonji


HOW PHE SHAPED MY CAREER - By Zoe Sakas, PHE Volunteer

Peer Health Exchange Reviews

  • "Peer Health Exchange is an amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Peer Health Exchange full-time (More than 8 years)


    PHE has smart, thoughtful and caring staff doing incredible work. They do not get everything right, but are open to how they can improve.


    They work hard and fast. So only good for those folks who really want to work for their mission.

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Peer Health Exchange photo of: Team Building @ our Staff Retreat in Denver!
Peer Health Exchange photo of: Team Building @ our Staff Retreat in Denver!
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Peer Health Exchange Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Peer Health Exchange (New York, NY) in December 2019.


    It began with a phone screening and then a work assignment. Followed by an hour and a half long interview with the hiring manager. I never heard back after submitting the work assignment and I never heard back following the interview even after I sent an interview following up and asking if they had made a decision.

    It is extremely UNPROFESSIONAL to not notify candidates about the hiring decision, especially if you are going to have such an intensive interview process.

    Due to this, I wouldn't recommend anyone in my network apply here if they were ever considering it.

    Interview Questions

    • Very basic get-to-know you questions during the phone screening.

      Lots of long scenarios in the second interview.   Answer Question
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Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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