The HealthCorps program was included in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years at John Marshall High School and John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland. HealthCorps empowers high school students to make shifts in behavior as measured by changes in nutrition, physical fitness, and emotional resilience. HealthCorps trains recent college graduates to work as coordinators in high schools and teach a highly interactive and experiential curriculum designed to resonate with high school students. The HealthCorps program continues over a two-year period.
How We're Making a Difference
The Canyon Ranch Institute Cleveland Clinic partnereship supported the HealthCorps program at two high schools in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods located in Cleveland. Two HealthCorps coordinators worked in classrooms and the cafeteria and also conducted after-school programs to educate students about nutrition, exercise, and the mind-body connection. Through the HealthCorps program, Canyon Ranch Institute and Cleveland Clinic helped to empower students to make healthy lifestyle choices and reduce their risk for chronic disease.
After reaching over 1,500 students, the Canyon Ranch Institute Cleveland Clinic HealthCorps program was successfully completed in May 2010.
Canyon Ranch Institute is currently analyzing outcome data from the evaluation of this program. When data becomes available, Canyon Ranch Institute will share that outcome data via scholarly publication, presentations, and here on our website.
To learn more about HealthCorps, visit www.healthcorps.org.