HealthCorps Partners with Healthcare Promoters to Provide Experiential Learning to Medical Professionals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Karen Johnson
NEW YORK, NY (11/8/2016) — HealthCorps, a national health and wellness not-for-profit organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa, will provide experiential learning to medical professionals from around the country at Healthcare Promoters’ Annual Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12. The training will take place at the South Point Casino from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Healthcare Promoters is a network of medical professionals committed to integrating nutrition and healthy living into their medical practices. The medical professionals will be trained on three modules: Nutrition: Rethink Your Drink, Physical Activity: Four Factors of Fitness and Mental Resilience: Challenge, Bring it on. The participants will also partake in an office chair yoga session.
“We are grateful to have this opportunity to educate 150 doctors about the HealthCorps mission and its importance. We believe that this training will fill a critical need for health education in various communities around the country,” said HealthCorps Program Director Kelly Nimmer.
Nimmer, HealthCorps University Program Assistant Latisha Williams and Program Assistant Ejiro Ntekume will train the participants. This experiential learning experience is based on the three pillars of the HealthCorps University curriculum: nutrition, fitness and mental resilience.
“This special training will help our doctors learn to effectively communicate the importance of the HealthCorps University curriculum in ways that are creative, interactive and easy to understand for all,” said Healthcare Promoters Founder Nancy Singleton. “As medical professionals committed to fighting the obesity epidemic in our country, we are pleased to partner with HealthCorps. Community outreach is a huge aspect of Healthcare Promoters and we are certain our providers, in conjunction with HealthCorps, can help facilitate a greater commitment to health and wellness in their communities.”
HealthCorps University (HCU) is HealthCorps’ train the trainer professional development program that makes the HealthCorps principles and curriculum available to any interested schools, summer camps, and organizations.
Healthcare Promoters was founded by Drs. Nancy and Todd Singleton of the Singleton System. Healthcare Promoters is a network of medical professionals committed to combat the obesity epidemic in America. It provides their network with education programs to help promote a healthy lifestyle in their communities. Using a grassroots approach, its members promote healthy living and nutrition through in-person education at community centers, schools and workplaces.
The media is invited to cover the event. The event will be held in Sonoma Room C and D at the South Point Casino. HealthCorps and Healthcare Provider staff will be on hand for interviews and photos immediately following the training session.
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 22 states in 2017.
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 www.HealthCorps.org