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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Donate today to double your gift

December update: We’re excited to announce a special challenge that will make it possible for you to double the value of your gift to Healthy NewsWorks in the final days of our fall 2018 fundraiser. Several Healthy NewsWorks board members have pledged to match the first $4,000 in new gifts from other donors between Wednesday, […] 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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Voting concludes in Health Hero Challenge

October 2018 …Voting has ended in the semifinal round of the 2018 Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge. Thank you to everyone who voted for Healthy NewsWorks Executive Director Marian Uhlman over the past few weeks. We’ll know soon whether she received received enough votes to move on to the final round and a chance […] Read More

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Betsy Lee joins Healthy NewsWorks board

September 2018… Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Betsy Lee as a new member of its board. Betsy is director of program and operations for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, which works to build relationships between Asian American and non-Asian communities. Previously, she was a TV production executive producing programs for […] Read More

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New schools join Healthy NewsWorks

September 2018 … Students in at least two more Philadelphia elementary schools will soon be able to read health-focused newspapers written and illustrated by some of their fellow students. Starting this fall, the James Logan and Spring Garden Elementary Schools in the School District of Philadelphia will be among 15 schools participating in the Healthy […] Read More

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