Amy Ginensky to succeed Amy Krulik as Healthy NewsWorks board president

June 2018…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to announce the election of Amy Ginensky as president of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2018. She will succeed Amy Krulik, who has helped guide Healthy NewsWorks since its founding in 2003 and led its transition to independent nonprofit status earlier this year. Ms. Krulik has served on its […] Read More

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Spotlight on student authors at 2018 book event

June 2018 … Kayla Sparks said she was nervous the first time she attended a meeting of the Cole Manor Healthy Comet when she was in third grade. But she quickly felt at home with her fellow staffers on the health-focused newspaper. “I loved interviewing teachers and students about how they liked to stay healthy,” […] Read More

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A look at the future of in-school health care

May 2018 … Gotwals Elementary Healthy Press reporters recently peeked into the future of in-school health care while interviewing two Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) experts about the school’s remote patient monitoring pilot program. To learn about the program, the third graders interviewed Dr. Bonnie Offit, a pediatrician and clinical advisor in CHOP’s digital health […] Read More

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Going to the source for medical information

May 2018 … A group of fourth grade student reporters recently visited the Simulation Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia to get a taste of how medical professionals are trained. The reporters from St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic School’s Healthy Outlook newspaper, part of the Healthy NewsWorks program, spoke with Einstein experts, learned CPR basics, […] Read More

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Exercise, don’t smoke are among poster themes

May 2018 … Exercise, don’t smoke, and drink water instead of sugary drinks were among the popular themes for student artists participating in the 2018 “Help Your Heart” poster contest sponsored by Healthy NewsWorks. Elementary and middle school students in Healthy NewsWorks schools in Norristown and Philadelphia were invited to illustrate heart-healthy activities for children. […] Read More

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Student reporters take a turn as teachers

May 2018 … Fifth grade reporters for the William Cramp Fit Flyer are giving mini-lessons to their fellow students in younger grades. After each edition of their newspaper is published at William Cramp Elementary School in North Philadelphia, the student reporters visit classrooms, read their articles aloud, and give the other students assignments. For instance, […] Read More

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Students bring focus to sports leader interview

April 2018 … Beth Devine wasn’t sure what to expect before her interview with a group of fourth grade student reporters, but she was impressed from the start. One staffer from the Cole Manor Healthy Comet had been chosen by his peers to ask the first question. “I thought to myself, ‘He practiced that in […] Read More

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Join us for our book celebration!

April 2018…Registration is now open for our 2018 book-launch celebration, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Merion Tribute House, 625 Hazelhurst Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066. This event will mark the publication of Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2018, a new book of stories by […] Read More

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Malcolm Ingram joins Healthy NewsWorks board

March 2018 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Malcolm Ingram as the newest member of its board of directors. Malcolm graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2016 and now specializes in labor and employment law as an associate lawyer at Jackson Lewis P.C. He serves on the board of the African […] Read More

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Reporters give healthy web games a workout

March 2018 … The Whitehall Healthy Reporter staff recently played some of the Healthy NewsWorks web games that reinforce important lessons about health topics and research skills. Read what the reporters thought about three of the games. Try the games yourself. They are free! Wheel Spin To play the Wheel Spin game you press the spin […] Read More

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