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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 academic school year in a new way. The Urban Health Media Project partnered with Richard Wright to co-instruct a journalism course on health issues that helped students acquire skills such as interviewing, writing, creating...

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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 cities producing five high-quality feature stories on the health effects of homelessness, lead poisoning, unaffordable housing and neighborhood-level violence. All but one of the stories have been published. (We’re still looking for a Miami-area...

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Message from UHMP CEO

What a kickoff to summer!  On June 18, UHMP and the Washington Blade co-celebrated the release of the Blade’s Youth Pride and Mental Health special edition with a reception at the uber-hip nonprofit arts and culture venue, Dupont Underground.  Stay tuned for at least one fall UHMP exhibit and reception there this fall, most...

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We have a new 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 and former journalist Jeannine Hunter is co-teaching at the high school, which specializes in journalism and media arts. She’s using our unique curriculum developed by Teresa Redd,...

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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.  We’re growing quickly! Nearly four years after we launched in March...

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We’re taking on LGBTQ+ mental health coverage

On Feb. 18, UHMP hosted a focus group for LGBTQ+ youth addressing mental health within the LGBTQ+ community. Students were encouraged to speak openly about the positive and negative health experiences specific to the LGBTQ+ community and what factors contribute to either outcome., The young people were extremely open to sharing their experiences. We...