It’s Not Too Late to Donate!
HEAL relies heavily on donations and grants, and like most nonprofits and businesses, we have seen a dramatic decrease in funding this year. We invite you to consider giving the gift of good health by supporting the HEAL program. With your assistance, we can continue to improve health care outcomes for children and families.
Did you know:
- The HEAL curricula and materials are provided at no cost to over 170 Alabama schools, supporting 42,000 students in grades 2 through 12.
- More than 70% of HEAL schools are Title 1 (low income) and the HEAL program is designed to be effective for ALL schools and families, even those with very limited resources.
- HEAL is shown to be measurably and significantly effective in helping improve students’ fitness, nutrition, and health knowledge.
- All HEAL teachers receive extensive training at no cost to them or their schools. Training counts toward their required Continuing Education Credits, and we ever help pay for the cost of a substitute.
- Through the HEAL at Home Program we reach approximately 110,000 household members, helping to improve the health of entire communities!
- HEAL partners with local food banks and other nonprofits to help kids and families access healthy foods.
- Multiple studies have shown that every dollar invested in preventive health behaviors saves six to ten dollars in treatment. HEAL is making a significant, measurable, and lasting impact by helping keep Alabama citizens healthy, keep academic performance strong, take strain off the healthcare system, and support a sound economy.
- HEAL is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are fully tax deduction.
Thank you for your support. Stay tuned for Future Sunday Supper events!
The HEAL mission is to improve children’s health and reverse the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and other related diseases through evidence-based fitness and nutrition curricula. HEAL provides education, practice, and supportive resources that empower children and families to enjoy a better quality of life through better health.
HEAL was founded by Christy Swaid in 2002 to transform PE into a personal health and wellness experience for children. Using heart rate technology and other evidence-based methods, HEAL makes a significant measurable impact year after year. Today HEAL serves over 170 Alabama k-12 schools, six universities, 300 teachers, 42,000 students, and 110,000 household members across two states, and in three countries.
This year, in response to the pandemic, HEAL heeded the request of the Alabama State Department of Education to make many of our resources available digitally on our website. Now teachers, students, and families everywhere can take advantage of some of our proven methods and materials.