Dr. Oz and NBA Partner to promote healthy living in NYC schools

The Concordia Summit was born of a vision that public-private partnerships (P3s) are necessary and fundamental to addressing many of society’s challenges

At this year’s Concordia Summit, Dr. Oz delivered a no holds bar view of the current teen obesity crisis that is, in turn, fueling a diabetes crisis. There was an audible gasp in the audience as Dr. Oz revealed a shocking statistic – that a whopping 33% of teens today will go on to develop diabetes as adults. Dr. Oz shared HealthCorps vision and platform, and he highlighted our special Active Alliance partnership with the four California NBA teams. Jeanie Buss, President of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dikembe Mutombo, famed basketball player and Global Ambassador of the National Basketball Association, offered the important ways that sports figures can connect with teens and their parents, to help encourage better nutrition and fitness habits at home and in school, and the vital role that mental resiliency plays “in the game” and in the lives of teens who are faced with many challenges during their formative years.
Dr. Oz then announced the exciting news that HealthCorps, partnering with NBA Cares, will host a weeklong series of events during the 2021 NBA all Star game, taking place this year in New York City. The special program promises to involve 500,000 New York City students (and visitors) at 15 schools, inspiring teens to better health practices through games, events, talks and especially through mentoring opportunities by famed basketball players like Mutombo. Social messaging will play a huge role in the week’s efforts to highlight better living practices, and of course, the All Star Game will cap off this incredible week in the Big Apple.
Outlets covering the announcement included The New York Post, Pblcty, and Wn.com