Prevention & Education Partnership Impact
By training and mobilizing doctors (and future doctors), the Prevention and Education Partnership (PEP) of NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine is working to transform the model of drug education in the United States.
So far, our PEP Talks and social media outreach have reached thousands of teens and young adults in New York City, both in the classroom and online. Our work helps change attitudes and promote behaviors that prevent alcohol- and drug-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths.
PEP Talks Testimonials
“[PEP Talks] makes me see things in a way I haven’t seen them. Now I look at drugs like, ‘This could actually happen to me.’”—Brian Duran, high school student
“Talking with a doctor about real life, I watch my students get more engaged than in many of their other classes.”—Jackson Schaefer, high school teacher
“I left that session feeling much more optimistic about drug education in the U.S. We may have done it wrong in the past, but to me, it seems now that there are certainly ways of doing it right.”—Mark Kryger, NYU Grossman School of Medicine student
instructors trained to deliver PEP Talks
PEP Talks given across New York City
middle school and high school students taught