HealthTeacher was originally developed in 1999 by health educators and health professionals with the goal of providing a comprehensive online resource that would make it easy to teach good health habits to children.
Today HealthTeacher is used in all 50 states and 14 foreign countries. From urban and suburban schools to after school programs and home schools, HealthTeacher's 20,000 current users are health educators, school nurses, physical education teachers, classroom teachers, community organizers and parents.
In addition to working with many educators directly, we are proud to work with some of the most progressive school districts in the country in their efforts to improve childhood health. Additionally, we have developed a number of health education collaboratives, where we bring together school districts and local health leaders to make health education in schools a reality.
HealthTeacher is committed to education, outreach and the promotion of health literacy in our communities. Our support for children's health extends beyond the pages of our website, an example is our work as the founding partner of the Blue Apple Awards which recognizes exceptional school health programs.
As HealthTeacher enters its second decade of providing a comprehensive online health education curriculum, our 15 employees remain committed to our vision and goals, and our promise of an exceptional user experience.
- Increase the health literacy of all teachers
- Enable teachers to overcome constraints that limit health education in the classroom
- Provide the knowledge, skills and tools that increase the health literacy of all students
- Engage parents and other key community stakeholders to reinforce healthy behaviors among children
Instill lifelong health habits and personal responsibility into today's youth with the goal to dramatically change the health of our nation, forever.