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.

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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.

46

student journalists trained

13

stories in USA Today publications

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videos on USA Today

2,000,000+

readers reached

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Check out our new project -- Corona(virus) Chronicles -- a series of stories by our students on the pandemic’s impact on their communities.