The Pandemic Deepens Miami’s Housing Affordability Crisis for Immigrant Families

Aileen Delgado, Kymani Hughes, Krystal Li, Angely Pena-Agramonte, Karla Perez and Kelly Sanchez In October 2020, six months into the...
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The Pandemic Deepens Miami’s Housing Affordability Crisis for Immigrant Families

Health Journalism At Richard Wright Public Charter School

Students at Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts had the opportunity to learn about journalism this...
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Health Journalism At Richard Wright Public Charter School

Therapy, peer support important for teen mental health post-pandemic

Sierra Lewter Urban Health Media Project Zoom is not the same as Netflix. After a full year of online school,...
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Therapy, peer support important for teen mental health post-pandemic

Content & Programs Update– Summer 2021

Our Spring workshop, “Home Sick: How Where We Live Impacts Health,” was a big success, with 19 students from seven...
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Content & Programs Update– Summer 2021

Message from UHMP CEO

That’s me and UHMP staff, partners at the event. What a kickoff to summer!  On June 18, UHMP and the...
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Message from UHMP CEO

LGBTQ myths debunked with science and facts

By Vanessa Falcon, Pamela Rentz and Mary Stapp MYTH: Being gay is a “choice” Americans are evenly split on whether...
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LGBTQ myths debunked with science and facts

Pride offers LGBTQ youth opportunities for community

By Adrian Gibbons and Mary Stapp For teenagers, many of whom are not out, Pride month can mean everything. Whether...
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Pride offers LGBTQ youth opportunities for community

Pride centers this father-daughter relationship

By Vanessa Falcon and Mary Stapp Eden Ungar, now 19 and a student at University of Kentucky, vividly recalls the...
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Pride centers this father-daughter relationship

New shows moving away from old stereotypes of gay life

By Dillon Lives Ever since the lifestyles of LGBTQIA+ people have become more visible through social media, we have become...
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New shows moving away from old stereotypes of gay life

Queer youth found creative approaches to self-care during pandemic

By Adrian Gibbons Isolation, whether because of the pandemic, physical or mental health issues, or a combination of those, has...
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Queer youth found creative approaches to self-care during pandemic

Health Matters

The mission of the Urban Health Media Project (UHMP) is to teach urban high school students with diverse backgrounds and from under-resourced communities how to report, write and broadcast multimedia stories about the health and social issues affecting their communities and the potential solutions.

Get Involved!

We're looking for a diverse group of youth passionate about storytelling and shedding light on mental health challenges among BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) and/or LGBTQ+ youth. Tell stories with words, photography, art, video, infographics, music, and even rap.

Featured Story

“Most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.”

UHMP in the News

UHMP students from across the country cover the many ways housing impacts the life of individuals and communities during the pandemic.

Surviving Trauma: Students Chronicle Resilience

Through guest speakers, individual research and reporting this past fall, student journalists explored ways in which people are struggling, surviving, and thriving despite the disproportionate effect the pandemic, economic collapse and soaring city violence are having on already marginalized communities. Their stories have been published on the UHMP website; many are also being printed in newspapers in and near their communities.

What We Are Working On

Students who participate in the Urban Health Media Project work on stories about various social issues such as teen suicide, domestic violence, poverty and mental health stigma. They interview doctors, journalists, politicians and other experts about these issues. Students write and produce their own articles and use facts and statistics to support their points. In addition to writing, students have the opportunity to learn, hands-on, how to use the cameras to shoot photos and capture video and audio.

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student journalists trained

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stories and videos in USA Today publications

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stories in Black, Hispanic and health publications

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student presentations at conferences, webinars

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readers reached