Is back to school better or worse than pandemic eating, couch surfing at home?
Virtual schooling led to increased obesity in students, but cafeteria food offerings often not healthy.
“Stop it! You’re making me sick!”: Moving documentary spotlights the pivotal battle to declassify homosexuality as illness
The film, “Cured,” tells the inspiring story of the brave individuals who successfully used tactics ranging from protests to medical research and data to convince the powerful APA to remove the stigmatizing label from its “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)...
A Message From Our Founder
Our student-instructor teams covered mental health and social justice work by youth leaders in six cities under a new content partnership with the nonprofit America’s Promise Alliance. Another UHMP team will cover the December annual meeting of the Sozosei Foundation, a new funder working on the decriminalization of mental illness.
The Student Journalists of Urban Health Media Project
Highlighting some of our multitalented and diverse group of student journalists.
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.
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.
“Most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.”
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.
student journalists trained
stories and videos in USA Today publications
stories in Black, Hispanic and health publications
student presentations at conferences, webinars