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  • Einstein Healthcare Network Teams Up with Healthy NewsWorks as a Community Healthcare Champion

    Published: 04/01/2014

    Einstein Healthcare Network announced that it is supporting Healthy NewsWorks as a Community Healthcare Champion. Now in its 11th year, Healthy NewsWorks is a school-based health media program for elementary and middle school students in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

    The program works with students to write and publish health-focused newspapers and other media that are distributed to more than 6,000 children and their families. Its media program, health education initiatives, and Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities book program all work in concert with each other to encourage healthful living and deepen health awareness and understanding.

    “Healthy NewsWorks’ mission of empowering students to transform the health of their school communities is aligned with Einstein’s mission of providing health and wellness programs and services to as many communities as we can reach,” said Steven L. Sivak, MD, FACP, Paul J. Johnson, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. “We are looking forward to working with Healthy NewsWorks to help young people learn about the importance of adopting healthy habits as early as possible and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

    The Healthy NewsWorks student journalists conduct interviews, participate in press conferences, and write and illustrate stories on fitness, nutrition, safety, and more. Through this process they develop research and critical thinking skills. Their readers receive newspapers and books that align with Common Core State Standards and address National Health Education Standards.

    “We work with our student reporters to instill the principles of objective research, accurate sourcing, and professional presence, and ultimately deliver their health publications to the wider school community,” said Marian Uhlman, director of Healthy NewsWorks. “It’s exciting to get this support from Einstein Healthcare Network which will no doubt allow us to bring health literacy to that community in new ways.”

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