New and Noteworthy
Nurse applauds students' medicine safety article
April 2013…Third grade health reporters received praise from their school nurse after writing the lead story for their school's health newspaper about using medicines safely. Read more.
Experts offer tips on child medicine safety
April 2013...Hope Partnership for Education partnered with Healthy NewsWorks to increase the public’s awareness of child medicine safety by sponsoring a community event at which parents and community members learned important tips about using, storing, and disposing of medicines. Read more.
First Teacher Resource Manual for Healthy NewsWorks books
April 2013...Educators at Cole Manor Elementary School have developed the first Teacher Resource Manual for Healthy NewsWorks books. Read more.
Surveys show impact of Healthy NewsWorks
April 2013...The Healthy NewsWorks program boosts students’ confidence and competence, according to new survey data from the 2011-2012 school year.
Students creating "Using Medicine Safely" posters
April 2013...Students in several Healthy NewsWorks schools are participating in "Using Medicine Safely" poster contests this month. Read more.
Sixth graders interview police commissioner
March 2013...Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey recently answered questions from sixth grade reporters on topics ranging from neighborhood safety to how he stays healthy and fit. Read more.
Meet the leaders in our new book
March 2013...Twelve Philadelphia-area leaders will be featured in a new book written and illustrated by students participating in the Healthy NewsWorks student media program. Read more.
Reflections of a Healthy NewsWorks alum
March 2013…I am a reporter and book author. Wow. I never thought I’d write that sentence with my name in it. Joining the newspaper opened many doors for me and gave me a confidence boost. I felt important interviewing and talking to teachers. Read more.
Heather McDanel shares her experience being interviewed for "Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities"
February 2013…It was a cold and grey December day when I pulled into the parking lot in front of Gotwals Elementary School in Norristown. The wind whipped up as I made my way to the cheery entrance of the school. Read more.
Healthy NewsWorks offers community health information workshop
January 2013...A health information literacy consultant for Healthy NewsWorks recently led a health information workshop for students and parents to gain skills in finding trustworthy health information on the internet. Read more.
Workshop explores reporting ideas
January 2013... Healthy NewsWorks is beginning to venture into audio journalism through its partnership with WHYY’s NewsWorks. How to craft an audio news report was one of the prime topics during a Healthy NewsWorks workshop held in December 2012 at WHYY’s Philadelphia offices and studios. Read more.
Sponsor our second book
December 2012... Healthy NewsWorks student journalists are interviewing Philadelphia-area health leaders for the second edition of “Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities.” Sponsor the book and heighten health awareness and understanding within your community; support reading and writing enrichment; receive name recognition in the book, among other benefits. Read more.
Consider Healthy NewsWorks in your year-end planning
November 2012…Kids helping kids learn about health. That simple idea lies at the heart of the Healthy NewsWorks student media program. Gifts from friends of Healthy NewsWorks have been vital to our efforts to inspire students, train teachers, and build for a vibrant future. Read more.
AMA Foundation grant focuses on prescription drug safety
November 2012...Thanks to a grant from The American Medical Association Foundation, Healthy NewsWorks student journalists will be reporting about what prescription drugs are and how to use them safely. Read more.
Whitehall Elementary School rejoins the Healthy NewsWorks network
November 2012...After a two-year hiatus, the Healthy Reporter will be published again at Whitehall Elementary School in the Norristown Area School District. Read more.
KIPP Philadelphia Charter School joins the Healthy NewsWorks network
November 2012…Healthy NewsWorks has welcomed a new partnership this fall with KIPP Philadelphia Charter School. KIPP, or the Knowledge is Power Program, currently serves nearly 32,000 students nationwide. Read more.
Healthy NewsWorks partners with WHYY
October 2012…We are thrilled to announce that we are now working with WHYY-FM on a variety of projects to further enable our student journalists to promote health within their communities. Read more.
Marking our 10th school year
September 2012... Healthy NewsWorks is embarking on its 10thschool year this fall. We’ve come a long way since our first years at Hillcrest Elementary School in Upper Darby where we started introducing young students to the skills of professional health reporting. Read more.
Student authors and illustrators spread health message at Norristown ShopRite
September 2012...Several student authors and illustrators of “Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities” participated in a book-signing event at the ShopRite of East Norriton. ShopRite customers learned about Healthy NewsWorks and how the student journalists are making the community a healthier place. Read more.
Teachers and student reporters can access online resource center
September 2012...Teachers and student reporters in Healthy NewsWorks schools can access online resources to help them develop their healthy newspapers including story starters and health briefs. This area also includes links to funding opportunities for teachers and school projects. Read more.
Student journalists learn how to have a beautiful, bright smile
September 2012...Independence Blue Cross Foundation recently invited a dozen Healthy NewsWorks reporters to Philadelphia to a press conference with Kids Smiles. Read a story reported and written by Rebekah Wilford of the East Norriton (Middle School) Bulldog Bulletin. Read more.