THE PPE PROGRAM AT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY IS BACK!
After a hiatus, the Morgan State University Preconception Peer Educator [PPE] program is being revived. This April 20 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, a new cohort of PPE trainees, led by faculty advisor Dr. Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, took to the Morgan State University Student Center to promote the PPE program and to recruit new PPEs.The MSU PPEs chose to present PPE during the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy annual Spring Symposium.
Although it was their first event, the PPE trainees engaged MSU undergraduate and graduate students with ease and excitement. They shared the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors among emerging adults, distributed preconception health-related materials, and provided detailed information about the PPE program. Triumphantly, their message was well received.
The males on campus seemed to be quite interested in learning about their role in preconception health. The PPEs used this opportunity to emphasize that both men and women play important roles in having a healthy baby. In addition to information, interested students participated in a drawing for a chance to win a gift card.
The MSU PPEs are definitely off to a strong start! Their next event will be during the kick off event of National Prevention Week at Morgan State University on May 16, 2016.