“WNYC’s Clock Your Sleep Project” created digital tools and an online community, enlisting 5,200 people to track their sleep habits and share the data for analysis. During the tracking period, a number of WNYC’s national and local radio shows and podcasts presented interviews and stories about sleep. An impact survey with participants found that more than 40% noticed a change in their sleep after they started tracking it, 19.4% reported getting more sleep, and 77% reported learning something new about their sleep patterns while tracking their sleep with the project. Listen here.
“Rx for the Bx: Prescription for the Bronx” was a week-long series that examined an urgent question: “What will heal the Bronx?” WNYC’s deep dive into health in the Bronx looked at innovation and pondered the possibility for change in New York’s least healthy county. The reporting looked at what community members are doing to promote healthy eating, examined supportive housing as a healthcare solution, and profiled HERO High School, which trains students for health-related careers. Listen here.