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Healthy NewsWorks honored with GSK Impact Award for a second time
December 2, 2021

December 2021…Healthy NewsWorks has been recognized with a GSK Impact Award, its second time receiving the prestigious honor from GlaxoSmithKline. 

Healthy NewsWorks and nine other Philadelphia-area nonprofit organizations have been awarded $50,000 each in recognition of their contributions to building a healthier Philadelphia region. 

The awards, presented in partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation, were announced by GSK on Dec. 2.; watch a replay of the Facebook Live event here.

The 10 Philadelphia-area nonprofits are being honored “for their outstanding contributions to providing life-improving and sustaining services and resources, reinforcing healthy habits, and serving those in need,” GSK wrote in promoting the Facebook Live event. 

“We are so honored to receive this amazing award from GSK,” said Marian Ulhman, executive director of Healthy NewsWorks. “It’s a testament to the hard work of our board, our staff and consultants, volunteers, our partner school teachers and principals, and of course, our elementary and middle school health reporters.”

Healthy NewsWorks also won a GSK Impact Award in 2018.

“Nonprofits are critical for connecting people in RTP and Philadelphia with vital services including housing, food, employment, education and youth mentoring,” said Maya Martinez-Davis, President, US Pharmaceuticals at GSK. “We are pleased and honored to expand our support of many of these outstanding organizations so they can continue to make a difference for people and communities across these two regions far into the future.”

In addition to Healthy NewsWorks, the Philadelphia-area organizations receiving GSK Impact Awards are:

“We have been a proud partner of GSK’s Impact Awards for many years,” said Pedro A. Ramos, Philadelphia Foundation President and CEO. “These unrestricted grants give nonprofits the additional funds needed to continue meeting increased community needs and ultimately improve lives across the Philadelphia region.”

Another 10 nonprofits in North Carolina also were honored with GSK Impact Awards.

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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.