HEAL is measurably impacting the lives of teachers, students, and family members for better health. Regular assessments are performed to observe efficacy in the areas of cardiovascular fitness, knowledge, and behavior of health and wellness. Improved cardiovascular fitness is linked to improved cognitive function and decreased risk for mental and physical diseases.
Students who have obtained health related knowledge, and are effective at using that knowledge, lower their risk of partaking in negative health related behaviors. HEAL monitors related behavioral changes among our students and their families.
Professional development trainings are designed to nurture and inspire teachers to lead by example. HEAL is exclusively teacher driven and builds methods and materials to meet the needs of teachers professionally and personally based on assessments and feedback.
170 Alabama k-12 Schools
110,000 Household Members
- PACER scores administered yearly to randomly selected student’s consistency show a significant improvement from pre to post tests. One such review indicated over 75% of students enrolled in HEAL significantly improved their cardiovascular fitness in just 6 months.
- Yearly knowledge assessments report that HEAL students consistently show a significant improvement from pre- to post-tests.
- A recent analysis of data revealed that 96% of students assessed shared the HEAL information they were learning with others (family, friends, others). Further it was shown that there was a 34% increasing their physical activity and a 49% improvement in their eating behaviors.
- Analysis of a recent survey indicated that 60% or students increase their physical activity and 72% improved eating behaviors.