About this Hero
Why HealthyNews Works is a Health Literacy Hero?
The Healthy NewsWorks student media program enables elementary and middle school students to acquire writing, research, interviewing, presentation, and critical-thinking skills by working on health-related newspapers, books, and other media. They deliver accurate and engaging health news and information to thousands of young readers and their families in the Philadelphia area.
Healthy NewsWorks’ three school-based initiatives enrich health knowledge and understanding in schools and communities: A health media program teaches children how to gather reliable and relevant health information and report on it in printed school newspapers, online, and video.
A health literacy and education program helps student journalists learn how to access and use health information and communicate it to others.
Through a book program, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities, students write and illustrate a book each year featuring a dozen Philadelphia-area leaders who are making a difference in the health of our communities.
Healthy NewsWorks student journalists have produced more than 300 school-based health newspapers in 28 schools since its founding in 2003. Posted 2016.