Health Corps by HC120916075127

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									SUMMARY:                HealthCorps® www.healthcorps.org is a proactive health movement responding
to the crisis of obesity in America through school-based peer-mentoring, as well as community events
and outreach to underserved populations. It was founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz (cardiac surgeon
and host of the upcoming syndicated “Dr. Oz Show” from Harpo Productions.) With its vision to
become the most trusted brand for proactive health and wellness in America, HealthCorps aims to
revolutionize America’s concept of health by prioritizing prevention and personal responsibility.

MISSION:              To engage and educate America's youth and families to "Eat Smart and Exercise."

PROGRAM:                  Modeled after the Peace Corps, the HealthCorps in-school program shows teens
practical life skills through fun, interactive school seminars focused on the value and power of students’
bodies and minds. HealthCorps “Coordinators,” recent college graduates who have deferred medical
school or graduate health program studies to participate in public service, empower teens to become
educated consumers and health activists and encourage them to develop positive behavioral shifts that
enhance self esteem and mental resilience. HealthCorps engages celebrity and expert “HealthCorps
Ambassadors,” public sector partners and private/corporate philanthropy to spread its message, maintain
its current program, and support its continued growth and national rollout.

MAJOR INITIATIVES:
   HealthCorps’ curriculum offers 25 core seminars on nutrition, fitness and mental resilience.
   HealthCorps Health Fairs held annually in every affiliated high school.
   Community outreach and events to extend HealthCorps’ message. In New York City,
    collaboration with Department of Health’s Healthy Bodega to urge stores to offer healthier
    snacks and fresh produce and Highway to Health Fair and Festival, a massive borough-wide
    health festival with live entertainment and celebrity appearances.

HealthCorps® is a 501C3 non-profit service organization. The program costs approximately $75,000 per
school.

Media inquiries should be directed to:
Amy Barone - Communications Director
Office: 212.742.2875 ext. 308
Cell: 646.732.5076
amy.barone@healthcorps.net

Strategic Partnership Inquiries should be directed to:
Michelle Bouchard - Executive Director
Office: 212.742.2875 ext. 301
Cell: 646.348.4175
michelle.bouchard@healthcorps.net

   191 Seventh Avenue #4N. New York, NY. 10011         Phone: 212.742.2875 Fax: 212.742.2876
                                      www.healthcorps.org

								
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