Healthcorps’ living labs coordinator starts the School Year at Hueneme High School

Posted 08/29/2016 | By HealthCorps

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Healthcorps’ living labs coordinator starts the School Year at Hueneme High School

OXNARD, CA (August 18, 2016)

HealthCorps, a national not for profit founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, is pleased to announce the addition of Living Labs coordinator, Frances Adams,

Ms. Adams, who grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Davidson College majoring in Latin studies, will be starting the school year at Hueneme High School in Oxnard, California.

“I believe that the best healthcare is preventative healthcare, so I love HealthCorps’ mission to teach our nation’s youth about healthy behaviors.” Says Frances. “I’m also passionate about healthcare disparities and am excited to make a difference by teaching in low-income schools.“

Frances, who loves traveling to Latin America and has studied abroad in Chile, plans to return to school after HealthCorps to become a Physician’s Assistant and work in a clinical setting to help the Latino community.

As a Coordinator, Frances will commit to HealthCorps for two years and facilitate the HealthCorps’ skills based curriculum (fitness, nutrition, mental strength, and personal health) in high school classrooms throughout the school year while developing a strong relationship with school personnel and officials to deliver the HealthCorps components; convene and/or engage with the school wellness council.

She must also extend HealthCorps’ message beyond the classroom by organizing health-promoting events and activates at their school site (i.e. health fairs; parent and teacher outreach events, lunch time demonstrations, and running after school cooking club, etc.) and serve as a mentor and role model to the students.

The living labs program at Oxnard high school is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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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 Healthcorps.org

 

 

 

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