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A heart-pumping experience for student reporters
June 22, 2019

Click to view 6abc/WPVI-TV coverage of field trip.

June 2019 … A group of Healthy NewsWorks student reporters recently had the chance to try their hands at CPR and to learn first-hand how a high-tech mannequin helps in the training of health care professionals.

The fifth graders from James Logan Elementary School in Philadelphia visited the Simulation Center at Einstein Medical Center as a reporting field trip for the James Logan Healthy News.

The visit was covered by 6abc/WPVI-TV and 3CBS Philly.

Such activities are an important part of the Healthy NewsWorks program, Executive Director Marian Uhlman said. “The kids get a real-life experience of what it’s like to be a reporter and to learn about health from experts,” she said. “We are grateful to our Einstein partners for making this possible.”

During the 2018-19 school year, Healthy NewsWorks operated in 15 schools in Philadelphia and Norristown, teaching students the basics of journalism so they could produce health-focused newspapers, books, and other media. In late May, the program celebrated the publication of its eighth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2019.

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

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