April 2014…Moriah Hall, MPH, a member of the Healthy NewsWorks Advisory Board, recently delivered a presentation at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on how our program assesses its impact on student journalists, other students, and community members.
Her presentation, titled “Telling the Story of Healthy NewsWorks: Exploring Methods to Evaluate Program Impact,” was part of the Public Health Day Symposium held April 7. The College of Physicians is the nation’s oldest medical professional association.
Moriah spoke about data collection methods used to look at such program aspects as the student reporters’ health knowledge, research skills, and confidence and more broadly at our health-focused school newspapers’ influence on student health throughout schools and the community. She also participated in a roundtable discussion.
Moriah, who is program coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, has overseen our evaluations since 2008. The College of Physicians symposium was the third professional conference that has featured Healthy NewsWorks research over the past few years.