HealthCorps Hosts One-of-a-Kind Coachella Valley Summit for Educators and Students

Posted 05/08/2016 | By HealthCorps

For Immediate Release

May 9, 2016

MEDIA CONTACTS: 760-601-5722 917-545-3493


HealthCorps Hosts One-of-a-Kind Coachella Valley Summit for Educators and Students

Educators and Students work together to make area high schools healthy places to learn and work

Palm Desert- (May 9, 2016)HealthCorps®, a 501c3 founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, will host a FREE summit on health and wellness for educators and students on Saturday, May 21st. This event is sponsored by Desert Healthcare District, The California Endowment, Building Healthy Communities, Eastern Coachella Valley and the Regional Access Project Foundation.

WHEN:                                   Saturday, May 21st 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:                                 Embassy Suites

                                                74-700 Highway 111

                                                Palm Desert, CA 92260


WHAT:                                   FREE Summit for educators and students to learn from health and wellness experts, teacher champions, student leaders, and community partners


Session topics include:                                           

  • Integrating HealthCorps resources in different classrooms
  • Developing student leaders through healthy and fun activities
  • Delivering heath education in ways that teenagers can relate
  • Connecting with community partners to make health accessible


FREE registration includes breakfast, lunch, and teaching resources








WHO:                                     HEALTHCORPS







About HealthCorps

HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. The program will impact almost 1 million students across 19 states in 2016. The HealthCorps curriculum has been refined and developed in its in-school Living Labs program since 2003, where a full-time Coordinator is placed inside a high-need high school to mentor hundreds of students, teach health related workshops, and promote a variety of during and after school activities. Coordinators are recent college graduates who go on to careers in medicine, public health policy or wellness practices. HealthCorps University is an intense professional development program that certifies participants to bring HealthCorps’ innovative health and wellness curriculum to their organization whether it’s a school system, community organization or corporation. In 2015, HealthCorps teamed with CK-12 to distribute free, interactive and customizable versions of the HealthCorps curriculum for educators and students to use.   For more information please visit


What is HealthCorps University?

HealthCorps University (HCU) is a training program designed to deliver an innovative health and wellness curriculum. This curriculum has been developed over ten years by Dr. Mehmet Oz, his peers and his HealthCorps team in schools across America. HCU participants are equipped with knowledge, resources, tools, support, and cutting-edge technology to foster an optimal approach to nutrition, exercise and mental strength among graduates, their families and their communities.






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