Princeton Peer Health Advisers

Princeton  Peer Health Advisers PHAs are students at Princeton University, trained to provide support & referrals for other students with wellness-related concerns or questions.

Princeton University Peer Health Advisers work to raise awareness, provide education, and serve as a resource for students on a wide variety of health issues, including: s*xual health, sleep, stress, mental health, nutrition, physical fitness, and alcohol. PHAs also facilitate health-related programming safer s*x program, the Sexpert Column, mental health screenings, and new programs to be designe

Princeton University Peer Health Advisers work to raise awareness, provide education, and serve as a resource for students on a wide variety of health issues, including: s*xual health, sleep, stress, mental health, nutrition, physical fitness, and alcohol. PHAs also facilitate health-related programming safer s*x program, the Sexpert Column, mental health screenings, and new programs to be designe

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Hats off to our graduate Peer Health Advisers! Thank you for all your contributions to the PHA program! Manasseh Alexand...
05/20/2021

Hats off to our graduate Peer Health Advisers! Thank you for all your contributions to the PHA program!

Manasseh Alexander, Niranjana Bienkowska, Neha Chauhan, Thea Dimapeles, Albert Jiang, Hana Jiang, Daniel Liu, Larissa Oliveira, Sarah Perkins, Cat Song, & Phoebe Warren.

We wish you the best in your future plans!

Hats off to our graduate Peer Health Advisers! Thank you for all your contributions to the PHA program!

Manasseh Alexander, Niranjana Bienkowska, Neha Chauhan, Thea Dimapeles, Albert Jiang, Hana Jiang, Daniel Liu, Larissa Oliveira, Sarah Perkins, Cat Song, & Phoebe Warren.

We wish you the best in your future plans!

Interested in learning more about PrEP?PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV. This once a day medication when...
04/30/2021

Interested in learning more about PrEP?

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV. This once a day medication when taken correctly can reduce risk of HIV transmission from s*x by about 99 percent.

PrEP is for people of all s*xual orientations and gender identities who are HIV negative and:
• don't regularly use condoms
• have a s*xual partner who is HIV positive
• do s*x work (including a**l or vaginal s*x)
• have a s*xual partner who is high risk for HIV
• recently had a s*xually transmitted disease (STD)
• inject drugs and share needles or equipment, or have recently been in treatment for drug use

PrEP is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicaid and the Student Health Plan (SHP).

PrEP is available through University Health Services. Make an appointment by calling 609-258-3141 [email protected] out if PrEP is for you or for follow up and prescriptions.

For more information visit bit.ly/prep-pep or email [email protected] or contact a PHA!

Starting today, Monday, April 19, all New Jerseyans age 16 and older — including college and university students studyin...
04/19/2021

Starting today, Monday, April 19, all New Jerseyans age 16 and older — including college and university students studying in the state — are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Register and reserve your spot a line using the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (link in bio). The system will notify you when an appointment becomes available. To find an available location near you, visit covid19.nj.gov/page/finder.

If you are leaving campus for the day and traveling within New Jersey, you do no longer need to obtain prior DSL approval, nor do you need to fill out a Risk Assessment form. Students that leave the state, however, or are away from campus for over 24 hours will still need to obtain DSL approval and fill out a Risk Assessment form.

Regardless, all students are still required to register their trip at enrollmytrip.princeton.edu. Select the "Undergraduate Day Trip – Vaccination in NJ only" option as the reason for travel.

Although the University does not outright reimburse travel costs incurred to/from the vaccination site, students demonstrating need can apply for support. Undergraduate students traveling locally can apply for funding through the University Safety-Net Fund, while graduate students can apply for support through the Hardship Fund (both links in bio).

As of April 19, NJ is currently administering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which require two doses 21 and 28 days apart, respectively. You are encouraged to get the first one that is made available to you.

The University has not yet received any vaccine doses from NJDOH to distribute and there is no timeline for when it may become available on campus.

If you are not vaccinated yet, consider enrolling in NJDOH's COVID-19 antibody study through the myUHS 'Appts' tab. The study comprises a blood sample and a survey. It will last no longer than 30 minutes and you will receive a $25 gift card.

More questions? Visit covid.princeton.edu/vaccinations for more information or email [email protected] (all links in this post are available in our bio).

Congratulations — and welcome — to the Great Class of 2025!!! 🎉 🐅 🎊We are so incredibly impressed by your accomplishment...
04/06/2021

Congratulations — and welcome — to the Great Class of 2025!!! 🎉 🐅 🎊

We are so incredibly impressed by your accomplishments and tenacity amid such extraordinary times and can't wait for you to join our Tiger family! We look forward to meeting you virtually in the next few weeks — and (hopefully!) in person come next fall!

#PrincetonU #Princeton #Princeton2025

Congratulations — and welcome — to the Great Class of 2025!!! 🎉 🐅 🎊

We are so incredibly impressed by your accomplishments and tenacity amid such extraordinary times and can't wait for you to join our Tiger family! We look forward to meeting you virtually in the next few weeks — and (hopefully!) in person come next fall!

#PrincetonU #Princeton #Princeton2025

As of April 5, all educators and support staff at colleges and universities in New Jersey are now eligible for a COVID-1...
04/06/2021

As of April 5, all educators and support staff at colleges and universities in New Jersey are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. For Princeton students, this includes student employees, including those working in libraries, at front desks, or as course assistants and graders.

Beginning Monday, April 19, all New Jerseyans 16 or older — including college students studying here — will be eligible for a vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy announced. This new eligibility expansion date comes nearly two weeks earlier than the state's original goal of May 1.

However, it is still unknown if and when the University will receive a vaccine supply from New Jersey to distribute to members of the University community. Princeton has been prepared since January to become a vaccine distribution site and host on-campus clinics.

Pre-register for your vaccine appointment through the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) at covidvaccine.nj.gov (link in bio). Even if you are not eligible yet — or are unsure of your eligibility — pre-register as soon as you can and you will be notified once you're able to schedule an appointment.

As a part of CampusCup 2021 — a nationwide initiative to make periods on campus more sustainable — Princeton has partner...
03/23/2021

As a part of CampusCup 2021 — a nationwide initiative to make periods on campus more sustainable — Princeton has partnered with @organicup to offer free menstrual cups to all interested undergraduate and graduate students.

To claim your free OrganiCup, fill out the survey at bit.ly/MenstrualCupGiveaway (link in our bio) by April 4. Cups will be delivered shortly thereafter.

Sponsored by The Office of Sustainability and the EcoReps @tigersgogreen, the Women*s Center @puwomensctr, UHS and the Peer Health Advisors @princeton_pha, USG Sustainability Committee @usg_suscomm, USG Menstrual Products Task Force @ptonmenstrualproducts, Students for Reproductive Justice @princetonreprojustice and GSG @princetongsg

As a part of CampusCup 2021 — a nationwide initiative to make periods on campus more sustainable — Princeton has partnered with @organicup to offer free menstrual cups to all interested undergraduate and graduate students.

To claim your free OrganiCup, fill out the survey at bit.ly/MenstrualCupGiveaway (link in our bio) by April 4. Cups will be delivered shortly thereafter.

Sponsored by The Office of Sustainability and the EcoReps @tigersgogreen, the Women*s Center @puwomensctr, UHS and the Peer Health Advisors @princeton_pha, USG Sustainability Committee @usg_suscomm, USG Menstrual Products Task Force @ptonmenstrualproducts, Students for Reproductive Justice @princetonreprojustice and GSG @princetongsg

The Peer Health Advisers stand in solidarity with with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community — and f...
03/19/2021

The Peer Health Advisers stand in solidarity with with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community — and firmly denounce the surge in acts of discrimination, vitriol, and violence that have pervaded our society over the past several months. The anti-Asian xenophobic rhetoric espoused and violent attacks committed are not only horrifying and heartbreaking, but are also oft-overlooked and have persisted for far too long. Our hearts are with our AAPI peers and we recommit to speaking up against discrimination — both visible and invisible — and actively work to support equity in our university community and beyond. The targeting of Asians and Asian Americans amid the pandemic is one of many forms of systemic racism that persists in our communities and we urge everyone to join us in combating and speaking out against acts of racism, xenophobia, bigotry, and hate.

Swipe for events and resources. LIstening circles for both Asian undergraduate and graduate communities led by CPS will be held tomorrow, Friday, Mar. 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT (Undergraduate Zoom ID: 275 647 9062; Graduate Zoom ID: 949 4664 7541). CPS drop-in hours for this semester are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Other resources include the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding; Davis International Center; Office of Religious Life; and the Women*s Center. To file a discrimination or harassment complaint, visit: inclusive.princeton.edu/addressing-concerns/file-a-report.

And as always, do not hesitate to reach out to your Peer Health Advisers for a listening ear or for support navigating resources. A list of our PHAs and their respective contact information can be found at the link in our bio.

Calling all first-years! The Peer Health Advisers are proud to introduce our 2024 PawPerspectives project — designed to ...
02/07/2021

Calling all first-years! The Peer Health Advisers are proud to introduce our 2024 PawPerspectives project — designed to build a community among members of the Great Class of 2024. No matter where you may be, first-years are still unable to fully engage with Princeton’s campus, leaving students feeling disconnected not only socially, but also from the place that they call home. 

2024 PawPerspectives gives first-years the chance to reflect on how their experience has been on campus so far. Not only that, but by creating a virtual tour including quotes from 2024s (collected in the Google Form [link in bio!]), we are hoping first-years join us in the creation of a new and unique campus project, cultivating feelings of community and comfort for our 2024s on-campus and off. 

The instructions are simple! Fill out the form and wait for your free sticker to arrive in your mailbox.

Applications for new Peer Health Advisers are now open and close on Sun., Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST! Visit bit.ly/PHAapp...
01/31/2021

Applications for new Peer Health Advisers are now open and close on Sun., Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST! Visit bit.ly/PHAapply to learn more or click the link in our bio!

Applications for new Peer Health Advisers are now open and close on Sun., Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST! Visit bit.ly/PHAapply to learn more or click the link in our bio!

Join us on Zoom tomorrow, Sat., Jan. 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST, for a virtual S*x Ed Trivia Night. Sign up for a chance to win...
01/29/2021

Join us on Zoom tomorrow, Sat., Jan. 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST, for a virtual S*x Ed Trivia Night. Sign up for a chance to win one of TEN s*x toys from Adam & Eve! Come alone, or form a team with up to five friends! 

The event is co-hosted by Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice, the Women*s Center, the Menstrual Products Task Force, Princeton Students for Gender Equality, the MAVRIC Project, and the Peer Health Advisers.

Register for the event at tinyurl.com/PSRJtrivia — or click on the link in our bio.

Join us on Zoom tomorrow, Sat., Jan. 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST, for a virtual S*x Ed Trivia Night. Sign up for a chance to win one of TEN s*x toys from Adam & Eve! Come alone, or form a team with up to five friends! 

The event is co-hosted by Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice, the Women*s Center, the Menstrual Products Task Force, Princeton Students for Gender Equality, the MAVRIC Project, and the Peer Health Advisers.

Register for the event at tinyurl.com/PSRJtrivia — or click on the link in our bio.

On Fri., Jan. 8, Princeton University announced that it has been tasked by the New Jersey Department of Health to distri...
01/10/2021

On Fri., Jan. 8, Princeton University announced that it has been tasked by the New Jersey Department of Health to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine once available in order to take pressure off other vaccine distribution efforts across the state. Here's what you need to know.

The University plans to host on-campus clinics to administer vaccines to University undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, retirees and affiliates. Household members of all aforementioned groups — except for undergraduates — will be eligible as well. All enrolled students living both on- and off-campus are eligible, including actively enrolled international students. However, students on leaves of absence are not eligible and will need to be vaccinated at their local clinic.

Vaccine distribution is coordinated by the state health department and the University does not yet know when it will receive the vaccine — or which of the two approved vaccines it will receive. The University has encouraged the community to make plans to get vaccinated at the earliest possible time and site that is most convenient for them.

A brief survey was emailed to members of the University community on Friday to gauge interest in the vaccine. The survey is voluntary and will be used for planning purposes only. Please complete it if you are able to.

On Friday, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19, making the United S...
12/15/2020

On Friday, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19, making the United States the sixth nation to approve the vaccine. Rollout to all 50 states started this past Monday, with Long Island critical nurse Sandra Lindsay being the first American to receive it. Here's what you need to know.

Princeton  Peer Health Advisers
12/08/2020

Princeton Peer Health Advisers

This upcoming Monday is the 19th Annual Womanspace Communities of Light event. The lighting of luminaries is a unique wa...
12/05/2020

This upcoming Monday is the 19th Annual Womanspace Communities of Light event. The lighting of luminaries is a unique way of increasing local awareness of both the ongoing presence of domestic and s*xual violence in our community and the Womanspace mission to serve its victims at the moment of crisis and throughout their journey of healing. In support of @Womanspace,inc and @Share.princeton

TAKE A BREAK & attend this ✨PET✨ study break !! 🐶🐩🐰The first 100 students to RSVP automatically get put into a raffle to...
11/30/2020

TAKE A BREAK & attend this ✨PET✨ study break !! 🐶🐩🐰The first 100 students to RSVP automatically get put into a raffle to win a prize!

As Thanksgiving break approaches, here are some things to keep in mind this year to protect yourself and those around yo...
11/18/2020

As Thanksgiving break approaches, here are some things to keep in mind this year to protect yourself and those around you:

1️⃣ Keep gatherings to only immediate households this year. 🏠
2️⃣ Limit the size of gatherings and social distance at events if there are multiple households present. Avoid handshakes and hugs. ⛔ 🤝 ⛔
3️⃣ Wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose, except when eating or drinking. 😷
4️⃣ Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with >60% alcohol content if soap and water is not available. 🧼
5️⃣ Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items. 🗑
6️⃣ Change and launder linen items & wash dishes immediately after the event. 🍽
7️⃣ If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, notify the host (and other attendees) immediately. 📱

Stay safe, wear a mask, and wash your hands!!!

11/13/2020

Announcing our second monthly Wellness Challenge for the month of November! 🍁🍂

Tag us @princeton_pha in a skincare-related post by the end of this month for a chance to win a skincare product! We will be selecting 🌟FIVE🌟 (5️⃣) winners!

As Election Day approaches, this will be undoubtedly a stressful week for many. It's okay to feel whatever you're feelin...
11/02/2020

As Election Day approaches, this will be undoubtedly a stressful week for many. It's okay to feel whatever you're feeling — but please know that there are plenty of resources at your disposal to reflect, connect with community, and receive support, both this week and throughout the rest of this month. There are meditation sessions, spaces for reflection, and more.

And as always, your PHAs are here for you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with any of us at: tinyurl.com/contact-a-pha. We will be present at the Election Processing events as well on 11/04, 11/17, and 11/30.

Princeton University EcoReps have a new blog: Tigers Go Green! One of our PHAs, Matthew Lee `22, contributed a recent po...
10/22/2020
Princeton University EcoReps

Princeton University EcoReps have a new blog: Tigers Go Green!

One of our PHAs, Matthew Lee `22, contributed a recent post to the blog on the connections between time in nature and well-being.

Check it out here: http://tigersgogreen.princeton.edu

Our latest blog post comes from Matthew Lee ’22, a Princeton Peer Health Advisers (PHA) for First College, Princeton University.

Did you know that research has shown that as little as 20-30 minutes of exposure to nature a day can significantly reduce your cortisol levels, leading to a less tense and more positive mindset? Learn more in this blog post!

As flu season comes up, it's more important than ever this year to get your vaccination, not only to protect yourself an...
10/20/2020

As flu season comes up, it's more important than ever this year to get your vaccination, not only to protect yourself and those around you, but also to help reduce the strain of health care systems responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Get vaccinated as soon as possible — by the end of this month, if possible! Vaccines will take about two weeks to kick in fully and will protect you for about six months.

The "classic option" offered to individuals over six months old is the quadrivalent injectable vaccine, which includes two different strains of influenza A and two separate strains of influenza B. Rest assured that quadrivalent vaccines cannot cause the flu illness because they include either inactivated or attenuated virus.

To find a location for a flu shot near you, visit vaccinefinder.org/find-vaccine. For more information on vaccines and alternatives to the quadrivalent option, visit cdc.gov/flu/prevent/flushot.htm!

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