Join us for the How We Heal Film and Book Fest

Please plan to join us for the Healthy NewsWorks How We Heal Film and Book Fest on Wednesday, May 18. In keeping with our 2022 theme, “How We Heal: Moving Ahead in Challenging Times,” we’ll premiere a film featuring Healthy NewsWorks student interviews with health and community leaders. And we’ll debut our 11th book: How We Heal: Leading Healthy Change In Our […] Read More

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Meet the people featured in our 2022 book

Healthy NewsWorks student journalists interviewed more than a dozen health and community leaders for How We Heal: Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2022.  We thank them for their contributions to our communities and for sharing their stories with our student journalists. Tami D. Benton, M.D., is psychiatrist-in-chief, executive director, and chair of the department of child […] Read More

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HNW students mentioned in Senate testimony

March 2022 … Two Healthy NewsWorks student reporters recently were mentioned during congressional testimony, and are now part of the Congressional Record. Daniel, in fifth grade at East Norriton Middle School, and Katelynn, in fourth grade at Gotwals Elementary School, recently interviewed Dr. Tami Benton, psychiatrist-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, about how to handle […] Read More

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Help us spread the word about Healthy NewsWorks

February 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks empowers students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media, and we would be honored if you’d help spread the word about our program and mission.  Do you know teachers who might be interested in participating […] Read More

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Three new healthy newspapers launched

February 2022 … Congratulations to the students of Catholic Partnership Schools in Camden and Eleanor Emlen and Joseph W. Catharine in Philadelphia on the launch of their new healthy newspapers! The Catholic Partnership Schools Healthy Courier, Eleanor Emlen Healthy Roar, and Joseph W. Catharine Healthy Cougar all kicked off publication with their Winter 2022 editions. […] Read More

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Book review: ‘June Almeida, Virus Detective’

June Almeida, Virus Detective By Suzanne Slade February 2022 … This is a biography about June Almeida, the scientist who discovered the first human coronavirus. The author tells the story of June’s life, beginning in 1930 in Scotland where she was born. The book describes how her younger brother died from an illness when June was […] Read More

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Knowing the difference between fear and anxiety

By East Norriton Bulldog Bulletin staff | February 2022 … While being scared and having anxiety may sound like the same thing, they actually are not. Ms. Jillian Curtiss, a licensed marriage and family therapist, said the two are very different feelings. In a recent interview with the Bulldog Bulletin, Ms. Curtiss said you are […] Read More

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Ways to cope during challenging times

By Karen, Bianca, and Nolan, 7th grade | January 2022 … Coping is a strategy a person uses to help with negative events or problems going on in their life, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.  It is not always easy to stay positive, but there are many ways to cope when you are feeling sad. […] Read More

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Thank you for a successful fund drive

A message from the executive director January 2022 … A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our Fall 2021 fund drive a success! Not only did we meet our matching grant challenge from the Rostair Foundation, we exceeded our $30,000 goal for the campaign. Please know how deeply we appreciate this support from […] Read More

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Enter the Healthy NewsWorks Writing Challenge

In a video invitation, Ginger Ragland, a Healthy NewsWorks staff teacher, shares details of the Healthy Writing Challenge. January 2022 … Healthy NewsWorks invites teachers to submit student reflections and poetry in its 2022 Healthy Writing Challenge. The challenge focuses on the theme “How We Heal: Moving Ahead in Challenging Times.” Any elementary school or […] Read More

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