Relegent and HealthTeacher Merge

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Move will expand RelegentÂ?s health content service offering to include schools.

Relegent today announced the acquisition of HealthTeacher from Health Strategies, a Nashville, Tenn.-based provider of health curriculum to K-12 Schools through the Internet and Print. Privately held, HealthTeacher has continually grown since its creation by The Health Network and now serves over 3,000 schools worldwide, including The State of Delaware and Bom Jesus Schools in Brazil.

The acquisition of HealthTeacher will enhance Relegent’s growing content business by strengthening its capability to offer a wider continuum of health education to both schools and hospitals.

“The HealthTeacher brand is one of the most respected in health curriculum as it was built on the National Health Education Standards and backed by more than five years of high-quality work and commitment to teachers and students,” said J. Tod Fetherling, president and chief executive officer of Relegent. “We believe there is a significant opportunity to create a competitive advantage within the education and healthcare outsourcing markets for health content. By combining with a well-established company like HealthTeacher we can take advantage of this opportunity sooner and on a larger scale,” he added.

“Health and Education are the two fastest growing segments of the GDP combining for approximately 22% of total expenditures,” said Anita Davis, president of Health Strategies. “Unfortunately, health education in schools has long been a low priority and we as a nation are now paying multiples on healthcare because of poor lifestyle choices that are learned at an early age. We are working with school districts throughout the world to elevate the status of health education through our curriculum”    

About Relegent

Relegent is a leading healthcare marketing firm based in Nashville, TN. Relegent exclusively markets the Discovery Hospital content offering to hospitals and provides additional healthcare marketing services to hospitals, health plans and employers.

About HealthTeacher

HealthTeacher is a leading provider of health education curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade level. HealthTeacher curriculum focuses on the nine topics identified by the National Health Education Standards: Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Community and Environmental Health, Injury Prevention, Mental and Emotional Health, Nutrition, Personal and Consumer Health, Physical Activity and Family Health.

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