Preconception Peer Educators (PPEs) are certified by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Resource Center to serve as health peer educators in their community.
PPEs are students, health workers, volunteers and others who have a passion for change through community education and service. Prospective PPEs must take the program training and participate in a number of activities detailed here to be certified.
Preconception Peer Educators pledge:
To educate peers and community about the importance of preconception health/care toward the prevention of infant mortality.
To assist in recruiting peer educators into the program for the following year.
To train peers and community as peer educators.
To participate in and organize campus and/or community events for the program.
To be committed to the program for at least six months (preferably 1 year).
To share the program’s mission and philosophy.
To maintain confidentiality where needed.
To be a resource on campus and in the community.