John Marshall High School to Host Presentation with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Founder and Chairman of HealthCorps® Program – November 1st at 9 a.m.

Posted 10/30/2010 | By HealthCorps

WHAT: Mehmet Oz, MD, heart surgeon; host of the nationally syndicated talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show;” and best-selling author will visit John Marshall High School to address students and school staff on his vision for HealthCorps (www.healthcorps.org). Dr. Oz founded HealthCorps, a national proactive health movement to bring nutrition, fitness and mental strength classes to high schools in underserved communities and empower students and their families to become health activists in their communities. Michael Roizen, MD, Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic will participate in the event.

WHEN: Monday, November 1 from 9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

WHERE: John Marshall High School gym at 3952 W. 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44111

WHO: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Roizen, HealthCorps President Michelle Bouchard and HealthCorps Coordinator at John Marshall High School Chrystal Okonta, will address the school audience on what health means, HealthCorps’ vision for America and the importance of teens as influential health activists to help stem the nation’s obesity crisis.

ABOUT HEALTHCORPS
The HealthCorps® proactive health movement includes an in-school educational and mentoring program in 41 schools in 11 states. HealthCorps empowers students to become educated consumers and health activists who take their message to underserved communities with upbeat events, such as the month-long Healthy Steps virtual race using pedometers and the community-based “Highway to Health” Festivals.

Like a Peace Corps for Health, this health movement engages 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. HealthCorps also provides continuing professional development and activism opportunities to help Coordinators best serve their school communities.

For more information, please visit www.healthcorps.org. Or follow Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/HealthCorps; Twitter: http://twitter.com/healthcorps

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CONTACT:
Karen Johnson, HealthCorps® Director of Communications
Phone: (212) 742-2875
Email: karen.johnson@healthcorps.org

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