b'Foreword Fostering healthier and more informed communitiesThe Healthy News- Healthy NewsWorks to build upon 18 years Works mission toof experience working with thousands of empower elemen- children to teach health literacy while also tary and middledeveloping their leadership, critical think-school students toing, and communications skills through advocate for healthjournalism. These student journalists are literacy throughempowered to become messengers, educa-school-based jour- tors, and role models for healthy behaviors nalism programs isamong their peers, families, and neighbors.truly inspiring. ByWe are proud to collaborate with Healthy providing students with the tools and skillsNewsWorks to support its mission to ad-to become researchers, writers, criticaldress youth literacy and health in commu-thinkers, and confident communicatorsnities, and we are honored to be featured equipped to investigate health informationin the 2022 book. The leader of the Q4HE and report their findings, Healthy News- team Ruth Clements was interviewed by Works is fostering healthier and moresome of the amazing student journalists. informed communities and paving the wayYou can read her full interview later in this for future generations. book on the importance of Covid-19 testing The Quest Diagnostics Foundation is proudand the role she played during the height of to support this important program as athe pandemic. part of our Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE)Congratulations to the Healthy NewsWorks initiative, a multiyear commitment focusedstaff, board of directors, and student jour-on providing a combination of donatednalists on your 11th book!testing services, education programs, part-nerships, and funding to support initiativesMandell Jackson to close the gap in healthcare disparities inVice President and General Manager under-resourced communities.Quest for Health Equity,Most importantly, this support enablesQuest Diagnostics 1'