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We have our first college partnership — with Georgetown University — and our first full semester co-teaching at a high school!

For the first time, UHMP is co-teaching a full semester on community health storytelling with a high school, Richard Wright Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Instructor Jeannine Hunter is co-teaching the junior Honors English III at the high school that specializes in journalism and media arts. She’s using our unique curriculum developed by...

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Just so you know… Message from UHMP CEO

It’s an understatement to say things at the Urban Health Media Project are lit.  Depending on your age, you may take that to mean we’re misbehaving. I’ve learned from the students that it actually means we’re excellent and exciting.  And I’m certainly excited. Nearly four years after we launched in March 2017 with a...

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A Growing Focus On LGBTQ+ Mental Health

On February 18, 2021, Urban Health Media hosted a focus group for LGBTQ+ Youth addressing mental health within the LGBTQ+ community. During the focus group, students were encouraged to speak openly about the positive and negative health experiences specific to youth within the LGBTQ+ community and what factors contribute to either outcome. Gratefully, the youths...

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Housing, Health Journalism Workshop Starts Tuesday

The Urban Health Media Project closed the applications for our Spring 2021 workshop, “Home Sick: How Where We Live Impacts Health.” The six-week workshop, which begins March 2, will allow 20 high-school student journalists a chance to learn about the many ways where we live impacts our health, both mental and physical. Working in...