Health Hero voting’s over. Stay tuned!

November 2018 … Voting has ended in the 2018 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge. A huge shoutout and THANK YOU to all who voted for Healthy NewsWorks Executive Director Marian Uhlman over the past few months! The Health Hero Challenge is sponsored by Philadelphia magazine and Independence Blue Cross to recognize people and organizations […] Read More

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They research. They write. They proofread!

November 2018…When proofs of the Whitehall Healthy Reporter hit their work tables, the newspaper staffers’ first reaction was giddy exhilaration. The second? Getting down to business. With all the intensity of old-fashioned proofreaders (minus the green eyeshades) the students read the stories, word by word. They focused on bylines. They looked closely at the masthead. […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks receives GSK Impact Award

November 2018… Healthy NewsWorks and nine other Philadelphia-area nonprofit organizations have been honored with the prestigious Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) Impact Award. The nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their contributions to building a healthier Philadelphia region. The awards, which were presented in partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation, were announced November 15 during a […] Read More

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Getting the facts on heart health in grades K-2

November 2018 … More than 120 junior reporters ages 5 to 7 are learning what is a fact, who is an expert, and how to keep their hearts strong in the second year of Healthy NewsWorks’ Hearty Kids Initiative. The pilot program seeks to promote heart health awareness and literacy skills for students in kindergarten […] Read More

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How you can help young writers pursue facts

Donate to our 2018 fundraiser November 2018…Meet Jaylynne, an energetic and outgoing 12-year-old. Last year, in her Philadelphia elementary school, she learned about distinguishing fact from fiction, “sourcing” information, and producing a trustworthy, health-focused school newspaper. Jaylynne’s experience as a Healthy NewsWorks reporter has stayed with her and has made a profound impact on her. […] Read More

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Marian Uhlman is a Health Hero finalist!

November 2018 … Healthy NewsWorks is excited to announce that Executive Director Marian Uhlman is one of three finalists for the 2018 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge. VOTE NOW You can vote once a day through November 15 to help make it possible for Healthy NewsWorks to receive a $10,000 donation! Please share the […] Read More

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What it means to be a reporter

October 2018 … What’s it like for a fifth grader to become a reporter? Here’s how some of the student newspaper staff at William Cramp Elementary School see it: “It feels good to be a reporter. It’s fun. We get to do a lot of stuff like to interview teachers about what they did as […] Read More

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Games reinforce health, research topics

October 2018 … Several new games have been added to the Healthy NewsWorks website to give student reporters an opportunity to brush up on key topics and have fun at the same time. The interactive games test the students’ knowledge about heart health, dental health, and nutrition as well as their reporting know-how and web […] Read More

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Two more ways to contribute

October 2018 … Thanks to suggestions from donors, Healthy NewsWorks has recently added two new ways you can support our organization. You now can donate securities to Healthy NewsWorks. You’ll be entitled to a tax deduction based on the stock’s fair market value, and you’ll be exempt from capital gains tax on any increase in […] Read More

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Healthy Neighbors is available in Spanish

October 2018 … The latest edition of Healthy Neighbors, a community newspaper written and illustrated by elementary and middle school students involved in the Healthy NewsWorks program, has been translated into Spanish. The newspaper’s theme is “La salud del corazón,” or heart health, and what activities and habits will help people keep their hearts healthy. […] Read More

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