HealthCorps® Announces Special Presentation with Author and Educator Brad Lamm of “The Dr. Oz Show” at Washington Mathematics Science Technology High School in D.C. – February 17
WHAT: Author and educator Brad Lamm, a crisis intervention specialist who appears regularly on “The Dr. Oz Show,” will address students and faculty on the theme, “Choices and Voices,” in showing students and their families how they can live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Brad will lead a lively, captivating presentation weaving music, movie clips, and stories to illustrate how to make change begin for good.
HealthCorps was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, heart surgeon and host of the Emmy Award-Winning nationally syndicated talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” to empower American teens and their families to become health agents of change in their communities. HealthCorps’ in-school educational and mentoring program is carried out at Washington Mathematics Science Tech Charter High School and Woodrow Wilson High School in the District of Columbia. The program’s network spans 41 schools in 11 states.
WHEN: Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Washington Mathematics Science Technology Charter High School 1920 Bladensburg Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002
WHO: Brad Lamm is a dynamic speaker who holds extensive experience in working with individuals and families in developing healthier eating patterns and quitting smoking. With the two leading causes of premature death springing from obesity and tobacco addiction, “Choices and Voices,” addresses both conditions. His newest book, “Just 10 Lbs: Easy Steps to Weighing What You Want,” was recently released.
Health Coordinators, the heart of the HealthCorps program, are recent college graduates who defer entry into medical school or graduate health programs to participate in public service through a two-year full time assignment at a designated public high school where they conduct approximately 10 classes a week and lead after school and community programs.
HealthCorps’ core mission is to fight child obesity by empowering teens and communities to become health agents of change and help the country reach the tipping point towards wellness now and for the future. HealthCorps is focused on three priorities – educating the student body; achieving community outreach through “Fit Town™” – an initiative to connect and activate citizens and organizations to bring about awareness and affect change through local projects and initiatives; and advocating for policy shifts across all levels of government that put health and physical education back into the core curriculum of the American education system. For more information, please visit www.healthcorps.org.
Karen Johnson, HealthCorps® Director of Communications
Phone: (212) 742-2875