About HealthCorps

HealthCorps was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2003 to educate young people about mental and physical wellness. Our programs equip youth with the tools and knowledge to become resilient in mind and body for their long-term success and that of their community. 

HealthCorps has always been in the business of prevention – Every child deserves a life free of chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cardiac mortality, respiratory issues, cancer and more. Addiction, low self-esteem, depression and mental health problems rooted in societal disruptions, are preventable. HealthCorps students take charge of their lives and carry the baton of wellness to their family and friends. We continue to evolve our curriculum to meet the relevant challenges faced by the next generation. 

Our Pillars

Mental Resilience Pillar
Nutrition Pillar
Fitness Pillar
Community Engagement Pillar

HealthCorps is a practical, integrated approach empowering young people to put their knowledge into practice and become catalysts for change. 

Our Programs

Living Labs Students using stove top, putting cut vegetables onto a pan for HealthCorps cooking club

Living Labs

Our Peer to Peer mentorship program led by our full time coordinator is designed to provide young people with access to practical activities, underpinned by wellness learning materials, to help them serve as positive change agents.

Teachers and staff at Promise Neighborhood in Kentucky (KY) for HealthCorps University (HCU) training.

Healthcorps University

Our certified program for sustainability, trains educators in the curriculum and empowers them to continue programming beyond our years of service at the school.  We also offer customized training programs for schools and institutions that have yet to experience our Living Lab program.


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