To reach teens in high-need communities where health education is underserved, Dr. Mehmet Oz (cardiothoracic surgeon and TV personality) and Lisa Oz (TV producer and Dr. Oz’s wife), founded HealthCorps in 2003. They teach practical, hands-on ways to eat better, exercise, and practice positive thought and stress management.
That knowledge gives students the tools to make everyday wellness decisions that can improve their academic performance and quality of life. HealthCorps works with schools throughout the country to offer training and support.
The students served report positive results—with students boosting their health, wellness, mental health, and self confidence. These skills are ones that will benefit them and their communities for a lifetime.