Health Matters

Our mission is to identify, train and support student health journalists as they engage with community, health and political leaders and to explore key issues from the youth perspective. Our youth reporters include some of the brightest and most talented high school and college students in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. We invite you to become a reader, or if you are student anywhere, contacting us about joining our growing team!

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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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