An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

Healthy Aging NC

IMG_0931-xHealthy Aging NC is an initiative of the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville. We strive to be a leader and trusted partner in the state to help connect people to proven programs and healthy aging information. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to provide innovative community programs and services that meet the needs of North Carolina Older Adults and Adults with Disability. Our current focus is on Evidence-Based Programs in the areas of Fall Prevention and Chronic Disease Self Management. We give you a warm welcome to our site and hope that within you will find a variety of useful tools and resources.

Click the links below to see an overview of our focus areas:

Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self Management

Falls Prevention Programs

Learn more about healthy aging with our Healthy Aging NC webinar series.

 

NC Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville

The mission of the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville is to develop equitable opportunities that lead to healthy North Carolina communities.

NCCHW works to impact policy, build capacity and ignite community initiatives by working through a web of cross sector relationships organized around building healthier places throughout the state. Staff broker ideas, champions projects and collects results about how to produce health at the population level.

The following definition of health as defined by the World Health Organization guides the work of NCCHW: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”