Leading a nationwide movement toward a new generation of healthy young people.
HealthCorps® is a 501(c)3 fighting childhood obesity. The organization was co-founded by Dr. Oz, the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show,” and his wife Lisa. HealthCorps “coordinators” carry out unique in-school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness, and mental strength, HealthCorps coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character, and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers. HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory - exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the “whole child” and activate the students’ mind, body, and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time. The program network currently spans 66 schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Recently, HealthCorps University was introduced, a new “train the trainer” professional development program that makes the HealthCorps principles and curriculum available to virtually any school.