Building Brighter Futures with HEAL

HEAL equips students to shine like a diamond in the classroom, their careers, and their sphere of influence. Click below to learn more about the HEAL ‘diamond’.

Every Day is HEAL Day!

Over 22,000 people participated in HEAL Day 2023. If you missed the event on May 2nd, you can still watch the recorded event here.

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HEAL Ambassadors Training August 9th

The HEAL United Community Ambassador Training is a comprehensive professional development certification that will empower you to enjoy better health and help others embrace healthy living.

HEAL is making a difference in the health of children and their communities

HEAL is the only program in the country that provides a comprehensive daily program curriculum, resources, and ongoing support for teachers, and the only program recognized by Alabama State Departments of Health and Education for helping schools satisfy 7 of 10 federal wellness components.

The HEAL Impact

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Serving 40k students in 190 Alabama schools across 34 counties

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Impacting students and teachers from kindergarten to college and into the workforce

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75% of students enrolled in HEAL significantly improved their cardiovascular fitness in just 6 months

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96% of HEAL students shared HEAL behaviors and influenced positive health behaviors with others

75% of students enrolled in HEAL significantly improved their cardiovascular fitness in just 6 months


Exercise and nutrition have a profound positive effect on physical and mental disease prevention at every age. Never before has Healthy Eating and Active Living been more relevant or more important.

  • The CDC in fall 2021 revealed that the body mass index of children ages 2 to 19 nearly doubled during the pandemic compared to a pre-pandemic period. This increase was most pronounced in younger, school-aged children.
  • In Alabama, 21.8% of youth ages 10 to 17 have obesity, giving Alabama a ranking of 5 among the 50 states and D.C.
  • Alabama leads the nation in adult obesity rate (39%) as of 2020.
  • Fewer than one quarter of U.S. high school students, 23.2%, are physically active for at least 60 minutes on a daily basis
  • In the U.S., childhood obesity alone is estimated to cost $14 billion annually in direct health expenses.
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Help HEAL continue to support our youth in providing critical programs that teach and support a healthy lifestyle.

What HEAL students are saying

Last year in the 4th grade I was losing way too much weight … Turns out I had acid reflux. After I got my medication HEAL helped me balance what I ate.

5th Grader, Collier Elementary

My mom got inspired and takes walks around the neighborhood with me… sometimes [we get] 2.5 miles.

5th Grader

O'Rourke Elementary

Before the heal program I stayed inside all day, now me and my mom run 2 miles every day.

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The HEAL Book System

Order your free copy of each of the HEAL books for personal or classroom use!

HEAL Book Group