HealthCorps announces partnership with Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity

Posted 11/12/2019 | By HealthCorps

HOUSTON, Texas (November 12, 2019)—HealthCorps, a national non-profit with innovative approaches to help teens grow mentally strong and physically fit, is proud to announce that today it begins a two-year partnership with Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity to further grow a community of youth across America interested in pursuing careers in public health.

“Phi Delta Epsilon is committed to philanthropy and believes this new partnership will allow our members to participate in quintessential service learning while helping the community at large,” said Karen Katz, Chief Executive Officer of Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity.

The first collaboration between the two organizations will be the 5th Annual National Two-Step CPR 2020 initiative. National Two-Step CPR is an annual event aimed at engaging the public and educating them on the benefits of compression-only/hands-only CPR.

The partnership will not only support the hands-only CPR outreach across the country, it connects HealthCorps students in at-risk high schools across the country to medical school peer mentors and medical professionals.

The event is organized by: The National Two Step CPR Board of Directors (consisting of medical student leaders), First Impact, a national 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting leadership and service for young healthcare students and, a national 501(c)(3), founded in 2003 dedicated to giving youth across America life-saving skills in fitness, nutrition and resilience. The 2020 Two-Step CPR will occur on February 8, 9, 15 and 16 throughout the country. For more information, please visit

About HealthCorps

At HealthCorps, we believe that helping teenagers improve their physical and mental well-being can be life-changing for them. Founded in 2003 by cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps’ mission is to educate young people about mental and physical wellness, and equip them with the tools and knowledge to become resilient in mind and body, for their long-term success and that of their community. Our organization is grounded in the conviction that youth can reach their full potential by understanding and practicing preventative health. HealthCorps has impacted 2.5 million students and educators delivering its Living Lab and educator training programs in 340 schools and school sites across 23 states.

About Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles. Since 1904, PhiDE has been supporting our family of current and future physicians to lead, serve and care for the global community.  As the largest medical fraternity in the world, PhiDE works to ensure the highest standard of excellence through education of the sciences, ethics, cultural and leadership programming. PhiDE’s future and current physicians treat every patient with equity, always remembering they are someone’s child.

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