Educators rave about the Healthy NewsWorks curriculum

Healthy NewsWorks empowers elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media. The educators whose students participate in our program raved about the Healthy NewsWorks curriculum in a new video. “The content was so relevant. … A […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks wins Project Innovation Grant

We are delighted to announce that Healthy NewsWorks has been named a winner of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s 2021 Project Innovation Grant Challenge!  The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations in 11 markets this year awarded nearly $3.5 million to 100 nonprofits solving everyday problems in our communities through innovative solutions.  Healthy NewsWorks, […] Read More

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An amazing year at Healthy NewsWorks, by the numbers

We are so grateful to everyone who donated their time, talent, and resources to Healthy NewsWorks this year.  Your contributions allowed our student journalists to:  Publish 28 newspapers during the COVID-19 pandemic   Produce an 80-page book about living through the pandemic, with diary entries from multiple students; student reflections; and interviews with nearly 20 people, […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks honors its 2021 Distinguished Journalists

June 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of its Distinguished Journalist Award, given each year to eighth grade reporters who have been leaders on their school newspapers, have participated in our Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities book project, and have gone above and beyond in their participation in the Healthy […] Read More

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WATCH: Healthy NewsWorks journalists interview Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier

DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal student journalists recently had the opportunity to interview Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier. Mr. Frazier spoke about his role as Merck’s CEO; his views on business and politics; his upbringing in North Philadelphia; voting rights; and Merck’s pandemic response. Watch the full interview above! Read More

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Thank you for making our Annual Celebration amazing

June 2021 … In March 2020, many things seemed undoable. Thanks to our amazing supporters, book participants, special guests, student journalists, and teachers, putting on a professional live-streamed event during a pandemic was not one of them! We are so grateful to all who tuned in to the livestream of our Annual Celebration, Doing the […] Read More

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Our 2021 book is free for Healthy NewsWorks teachers and families

May 2021 … If you’re a teacher in the Healthy NewsWorks program or the parent or guardian of a student reporter, you are eligible to receive a free copy of our new book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2021 — Doing the Undoable in a Pandemic. Here’s how to have a copy mailed to […] Read More

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Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church launches healthy newspaper

May 2021 … Congratulations to the youth members of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, who have launched their own healthy newspaper! “We believe being healthy is important because it can make your life better,” the journalists, ages 8 to 13, wrote in the first issue of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Healthy Warrior. The first issue […] Read More

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Appreciating Asian cultures and communities

May 2021 … In light of discrimination against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAAPI) people, we feel it is important to restate a promise we have made to our communities: Healthy NewsWorks “pledges in our work to address racial inequalities in health and in education by what we teach and how we teach it. […] Read More

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Students reflect on return to classroom

After a year of at-home learning, some Cole Manor students recently returned to the classroom, and they were excited to be back. The fourth graders wrote about their experiences for their school’s healthy newspaper, the Cole Manor Healthy Comet. “Going back to school is like a miracle, because you get to see your friends and […] Read More

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