For Teachers & Parents

Looking to give your students a chance to publish their writing and artwork? You’ve come to the right place! By Kids For Kids is an online health news site developed for and mainly featuring content by children in elementary and middle school. It allows children and families in the Philadelphia region (and beyond!) to receive reliable, health-focused news, and offers both teaching and learning resources. The initiative gives our program participants a unique platform to share their health knowledge with others. Check back often for new work about COVID-19 and other urgent topics.

Get Your Kids Involved!

Do you have children or students in grades K-8 who would like to get involved in reporting? We can give you an assignment! Reach out to Program Manager Mia Blitstein ( to submit your writing and to connect with us.

Consent Forms

We’re so excited to have your child involved in Healthy NewsWorks, and we’d like to share their efforts with others. Please click below to learn about ways their work potentially could be shared, and to give your consent for us to do so.

Lesson Plans & Activities

Looking for enrichment activities for your students or children? Our lesson plans have been designed for use with Healthy NewsWorks books, newspapers, and videos.

Educational Videos

Paul Offit, M.D., is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day.

Malcolm Jenkins is an NFL safety who has played for both the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s won two Super Bowls — one with each team. He is the founder of the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, which aims to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth, particularly those in underserved communities. It operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Louisiana.

Kenneth Frazier, J.D., is the former CEO of Merck. A strong advocate for social justice and economic inclusion, he has been the recipient of such awards as the Anti-Defamation League Courage Against Hate Award, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund National Equal Justice Award, and the National Minority Quality Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has made numerous contributions to the legal, business, and humanitarian fields.

Making a Difference

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Knowledge is power. Our curated list of resources, broken up into suggested age range, can help children better understand the COVID-19 pandemic and other relevant health topics, and can help adults better explain what’s happening. Learn how germs travel, the importance of handwashing, facts about vaccines, and much more.