From the judges: In-depth storytelling on a very relevant subject. The fact that this story was told as early as it was in the year was impressive. The writing was engaging and interesting. Great topic, solid relevance. The story featured a strong demonstration of school value (connections forged, classes led to further exploration and possible job, entrepreneurship). Nice design, good photography (liked the slideshow design).
Black Health Matters
Writing > General News
Institution: Emory University
Title of entry: Black Health Matters
About this entry: Before the COVID-19 pandemic drew global attention to racialized health disparities, four recent graduates of the Rollins School of Public Health were working to improve the health of the local Black community in Atlanta. Despite demanding full-time jobs, the four founders of BLKHLTH devote all their spare time and energy to collaborating with organizations that engage with the Black community, putting on community health education events, and conducting workshops to train the current and future health care workforce on the role of racism in perpetuating health disparities. Their vision—a world in which your race does not determine your health.