-Transforming health culture in Alabama through education & practice of healthy lifestyle behaviors
- HEAL is recognized by the Alabama State Departments of Public Healthand Education as satisfying 7 out of 10 federal wellness components, as well as surpassing state education standards. These agencies confirmed that “schools using HEAL have an advantage.
- HEAL has partnered with Alabama’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and is charged with promoting this impact health on academics and literacy.
- HEAL teacher training qualifies as state professional development hours and continuing education units.
- Walker County Community Foundation credits HEAL for helping move Walker County from 67th (last place) to 58th in Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings.
A healthy lifestyle is the springboard to success in school and beyond. Extensive evidence indicates that healthy students perform better academically and adapt better socially