Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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Marian Uhlman 
Healthy NewsWorks 

Make plans to attend our May 26
Healthy NewsWorks Celebration

After a year like none other, we hope you'll join us for this special evening.

Focusing on our 2021 theme, "Doing the Undoable: What we endured, learned, and accomplished during COVID-19," Healthy NewsWorks student journalists will share first-hand accounts of the pandemic and present interviews with community leaders ranging from frontline healthcare workers to an international vaccine expert.

Vernon Odom, who was a reporter for 6abc Action News in Philadelphia for 42 years, will host the virtual event on Wednesday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m.

During the event, we'll also lift the curtain on Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2021—Doing the Undoable in a  Pandemic, the 10th book written and illustrated by elementary and middle school student journalists involved in our program.

Consider a donation
Registration is FREE! As a nonprofit organization whose finances rely on community support, Healthy NewsWorks would be grateful if you could make a donation as part of your registration.

Your generosity will help us continue to deliver accurate, relevant, and engaging health news and information that is written and illustrated by elementary and middle school students in schools in underserved areas.

Healthy NewsWorks logo Who we are
Healthy NewsWorks empowers elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

Executive Director
Marian Uhlman

Community Outreach Manager
Diane Davis

Program Manager

Mia Blitstein, M.S. Ed.

Program Associate
Sarah Lowing, M.S. Ed.

Healthy NewsWorks Board
President: Amy B. Ginensky, J.D.
Vice Presidents: James W. Buehler, M.D., and Andrew D. Magnus
Secretary: Laurita Hack, D.P.T., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Treasurer: H. George Shoffner, C.P.A.
Members: Justin Campbell, C.P.A., Joel Catindig, Moriah Hall, M.P.H., Luther T. Clark, M.D., Kenny Johnson, Omar D. Joseph, Sharon Manker, M.Ed., Elizabeth Rappaport, M.D., Eileen Ruby, Deborah Stern, M.A.T., Ph.D.
Philadelphia Bar Association Board Observer Program: Naina Kamath, J.D.

Participating schools and newspapers (2020–21)

Norristown Area School District
- Cole Manor Elementary School, Healthy Comet
- East Norriton Middle School, Bulldog Bulletin
- Gotwals Elementary School, Healthy Press
- Whitehall Elementary School, Healthy Reporter

School District of Philadelphia
- AMY Northwest, Healthy Bulldog
- James Logan Elementary School, Healthy Eagle
- Laura Waring Elementary School, Healthy Times
- William Cramp Elementary School, Fit Flyer
- William Rowen Elementary School, Healthy Roar

Independence Mission Schools
- The DePaul Catholic School, Healthy Trailblazer Journal
- St. Veronica Catholic School,
Healthy Hero

Community Program
- ENON Tabernacle Baptist Church, Healthy Warrior

Community Healthcare Champion

Learn more

Healthy NewsWorks is a registered Pennsylvania charitable organization. The official registration and financial information of Healthy NewsWorks may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.