Carnegie Mellon University

Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) are a group of student employees engaged in health education at University Health Services.

They host campus events and develop content aimed at improving the well-being of all students.

At this time, the Peer Health Advocates are offering virtual and in-person health education to support our community's health and well-being.  Connect with us on Instagram or request a program below. For more information contact 

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Alcohol Jeopardy

Learn about strategies for safer drinking, signs of problem use, and ways to help a friend.

Mental Health

Begin the process of destigmatizing mental health by opening up discussion and learning how the impact of mental health issues can be just as significant as physical health conditions. Includes interactive activity and discussion.


Digital Dating

Learn how to safely and respectfully navigate digital dating, specifically location-based real-time dating apps like Tinder. Reflect on the rise of digital dating in society and its impact on love culture.

Healthy, Unhealthy, or Abusive? 101 

In this program, students will learn the components of a healthy intimate relationship as well as characteristics unhealthy and abusive behaviors in intimate relationships.

Meditation and Mindfulness (M&M's)

Learn about mindfulness and meditation and practice a guided meditation.

Sexpectations and Their Aftermath 

This roundtable discussion utilizes popular music to spark conversations about how sexual expectations inform and shape our views.

Snooze, Don't Lose

Learn how poor sleep habits can impact academic success and about how to gain healthier sleep practices.

PHA Shorts

Mini versions of many programs are available as demonstrations or activities. These program times range from about 5-15 minutes and are a great way to bring in a guest to your organization meetings while still leaving time for regular business. PHA Shorts include: 

  • Stress Management
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Barrier Demos
  • Drink Pour
  • Mini M&Ms