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 Did you know?

  • Did you know that a baby born in California is 2.5 times more likely to die before its first birthday than a baby born in Singapore? Did you know that number jumps to 5 times as likely if his or her mother is black?
  • Did you know that mothers are also at risk for premature death? Since 1999 the number of women who die each year from pregnancy related causes has increased.
  • Did youknow that a lot of these deaths could have been prevented if women were in good health prior to pregnancy?

That's right.  A concept called "preconception health," meaning health before pregnancy (conception) is at the heart of this issue.

This is why we need YOU!

Peer Preconception Educators are central to our goal of educating all communities in California about the importance of preconception health.  We teach college students like you about preconception health, train you to start a campus chapter if there isn't already one at your school, connect you to community partners with whom you can collaborate on projects, and provide general support.  Best of all, you can get credit for your work which will help you when you apply for jobs!

Refine Your Search:
Already a Peer Educator? Here you can find information to connect with other PPEs in California, develop projects, and keep your chapter running smoothly.
If you would like to serve as an Advisor or already serve as an Advisor for Preconception Peer Educators on your campus, find information here. Learn about program requirements and the role of the Advisor as well as opportunities to network and ask questions!
Looking for an internship? Look no further! We'll post internships related to preconception health and women's health as we learn about them. Some will be paid, some won't. Check back often for updates.
Are you a student interested in becoming a Peer Preconception Educator? Are you part of a community health department or organization that wants more information about the Peer Educators program? Here you'll find program resources, contact information for local chapters, and information about upcoming trainings.
You've just completed your PPE training and are wondering: what do I do now? You've come to the right place. Here we will walk you through the next steps and help you get started on your journey to being a PPE in California!
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