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

Healthy Aging NC

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Healthy Aging NC, an initiative of the NC Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville, serves as a resource center for evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs. We are a resource for all of North Carolina.

Healthy Aging NC:

  • connects people and agencies to the programs that improve community health
  • increases the capacity of agencies to offer these programs
  • maintains a website with current program information and online registration
  • collects the data to create outcomes reports

 

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

Healthy Aging NC Programs Summary

CDC Arthritis Grant

Falls Prevention Programs

Living Healthy with Chronic Disease Self Management

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.”