Preconception Peer Educator

Coahoma’s Preconception Peer Education Program Seeks Club Participants

The Preconception Peer Education (PPE) program will sponsor an informational meeting in an effort to recruit more PPE club participants as peer educators. The event will be held in the lobby area of the Zee A. Barron Student Union on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Coahoma’s Preconception Peer Education Program Seeks Club Participants

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Fri Mar 22, 2019

Preconception Peer Educator

The Preconception Peer Education (PPE) program will sponsor an informational meeting in an effort to recruit more PPE club participants as peer educators. The event will be held in the lobby area of the Zee A. Barron Student Union on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 10 a.m.

With accompanying snacks and music for enjoyment, several vendors will be set up and prepared to talk to students about the issues resulting from unplanned pregnancy along with unknown facts related to preconception.

A project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, the program focuses on preventing high infant mortality rates across minority communities by raising awareness among college students.

In a recent activity, current members and both advisors of the PPE Club, Housing Department Manager Diann Thomas and Counseling Center Coordinator Renee Hall, recently visited and toured the nearest Women’s Hope Center located in Lyon, Mississippi, a Christian-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing crisis counseling, offering pregnancy tests, diaper bags as well as other needs, which are all available free of charge. The club advisors have also planned for the club members to visit the Coahoma County Diaper Bank and the Crossroads Baby Café of the Merit Health Northwest Mississippi hospital.

Hall says, “Students should join to help reach their peers with an important message emphasizing preconception health and healthcare. It also gives them the opportunity to network with other colleges and universities.”

Students who become part of the PPE Club will be encouraged to attend six to eight archived or live webinar sessions, participate in at least one recruitment event, a training, two campus activities and a community activity.

The program focuses on reducing infant mortality rates and promoting preconception health in impacted communities, according to Thomas.

For more information about joining the Preconception Peer Educator (PPE) Club, contact the Division of Student Engagement Coordinator of Counseling Services, Renee’ Hall at 662-621-4858 or the Housing Department Manager Diann Thomas at 662-621-4045.