A new board member and a farewell

September 2019…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Deborah Stern, a longtime educator and school leader, as a new member of its board. And a longtime board member, Aviva Habib, is stepping off the board. Deborah works as an independent consultant to design and develop school programs, write curriculum, and coach educators for R4 Education Services, […] Read More

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What the student reporters are learning

September 2019 … At the end of the school year, the student reporters in each Healthy NewsWorks program are invited to reflect on what they have learned throughout the year by working on their healthy newspaper team. Here’s a sampling from the 2018–19 staffs: Fourth grade reporter By being a member of the [school newspaper] […] Read More

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Starting a new school year

A message from Healthy NewsWorks Executive Director Marian Uhlman September 2019 … I had an unexpected conversation recently with a Healthy NewsWorks alum at a school event. He’s 12, and I hadn’t seen him for a year. I asked him to share his thoughts about what it was like to be a reporter with a […] Read More

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Flip through our 2019 book online

July 2019 … Finding connections among people, birds, trees, gardens, and parks are among the ways 10 Philadelphia-area health leaders say they’re working to make our communities healthier and safer. Their stories are told in Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2019, the ninth book in the Healthy NewsWorks series on health leadership. This book […] Read More

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A heart-pumping experience for student reporters

June 2019 … A group of Healthy NewsWorks student reporters recently had the chance to try their hands at CPR and to learn first-hand how a high-tech mannequin helps in the training of health care professionals. The fifth graders from James Logan Elementary School in Philadelphia visited the Simulation Center at Einstein Medical Center as […] Read More

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Nervous at first, then the questions flowed

June 2019 … Two student reporters who recently interviewed a biographer of a Revolutionary War-era health leader say they were nervous at first but then they got their footing. In a news story published in the Healthy Saint, a Healthy NewsWorks newspaper at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School in Philadelphia, two reporters described their […] Read More

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Students shine at book launch

June 2019 … When he was starting fifth grade at St. Veronica Catholic School, Dominic Rivera was a little nervous about working on the Healthy Hero, the school’s health-focused newspaper. That is, until the teacher asked if anyone would like to create an illustration. “I raised my hand as quick as lightning hitting the ground,” […] Read More

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Students interview a Revolutionary health leader’s biographer

May 2019… Student reporters from four Healthy NewsWorks schools recently interviewed the author of a new biography of Benjamin Rush, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a health leader during the Revolutionary era in Philadelphia. Stephen Fried, author of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a […] Read More

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Letters to leaders: ‘I want to help people who need help’

May 2019… The stories of health leaders featured in the Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities book series are read throughout the school year in Healthy NewsWorks schools and used as a springboard for student writing. The letters below are among those written by students who recently read the 2018 book. Our ninth book, Leading […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks honored for media literacy work

May 2019… Generocity, a Philadelphia-based social impact news and events group, recently cited Healthy NewsWorks and two other organizations for helping young people become more knowledgable and thoughtful consumers of news and information. As part of Media Literacy Month, Generocity highlighted Healthy NewsWorks, Big Picture Alliance, and Hopeworks as groups that are empowering the young […] Read More

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