What is The Active Alliance?

The Active Alliance is a partnership designed to improve health
in children through exercise, nutrition and education.

The Active Alliance is a California-based partnership designed to educate and inspire children to become physically and mentally fit.

The members of the Alliance include HealthCorps, a not-for-profit founded by Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa, California’s four professional basketball teams and The California Endowment. The goal is to reach 10,000 kids within the next year.

The teams each partner with 2 – 4 local “HealthCorps High Schools”.  At these schools, a HealthCorps Coordinator executes Alliance programming in tandem with community relations staff from the professional sports teams.

We’re Partners with California’s Four Professional Basketball Teams

What it Means to Be Active

Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

It also helps improve students’ academic performance, including academic achievement, grades, and concentration and attentiveness in the classroom.

  • My daughter and I have an ACTIVE ALLIANCE going at our house. We ride bikes on weekends, dance at night and walk to school. This gives us a chance to not only exercise together but to have fun together.

    Michelle Bouchard
    Michelle BouchardPresident at HealthCorps

Stay active, eat well & fight obesity

In 2010, more than one third of children and
adolescents were overweight or obese.

Empty calories from added sugars and solid fats contribute to 40% of daily calories for children and adolescents aged 2–18 years.
In 2011, only 18.5% of high school females participated in 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.